Operating systems provide significant benefits to personal computers:
An operating system can provide the same benefits to personal clouds. Because it allows you to act as a peer, a CloudOS orchestrates and coordinates online interactions, enables cooperating networks of products and services, supports intention-driven automation, and transforms the way you interact with the world.
CloudOS provides developers and users alike with significant benefits, including:
The Live Web Series is a series of white papers about concepts and technologies that are making personal clouds a reality. Our vision includes light-weight, cloud-based, virtual computers that we call personal clouds connected in a relationship web using personal channels, communication links of extraordinary power. Using these as building blocks, we envision a powerful and yet practical Internet of Things and new ways of conducting commerce.
The following white papers make up the series. We recommend that you read them in order.
SquareTag: Making Everything "Smart"—June 2012