I too enjoy the speeces of Eben Moglen.
I got no clue about the cloud, but you might like this:https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-mov ... of-121017/
it seems to show that it also has got advantages.
To me it looks as if the future of computing is more like: entertaining-boxes, more close to a TV, but with a few more features (you mean i really can browse youtube with my TV? And my mails too? Amazon and ebay too?). Aka smartphone, smartTV and iPads. An interactive TV, so to say.
Adevertisement will be way more (though if i look at my smartphone it's hard to believe there will be more than that...)
The one (entertain-boxes) doesn't exclude the other (cloud-computing), sure.
We perhaps have to go back to the basements if we want to actually do something with a device.
Eben Moglen, in one speech, says:
"The bad news: we started very bad"
(speaking of the internet, i think here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKOk4Y4inVY
. Only slightly related, but it's my main pet -free speech, that is).
"I am not fine with it, so there is nothing for me to do but stand aside." M.D.