Matt Diamond, on 23 April 2020 - 10:05 PM, said:
How does it put you at risk?
Thanks for asking.
I'll give you a closely-related example: Hard Drives.
There has been an industry-wide push to eliminate user-owned, high-capacity HDs.
If a naive minority of users gets onto the “cloud” bandwagon, it's not a risk to me.
If around half sign-up, it's still maybe not a risk to me.
But, if a majority, I don't know what percentage is required, sign-up, then I'm suddenly put at-risk even though my own behavior hasn't changed.
What happens is that the market, meaning the money, follows the people who are willing to store all their data on private servers. People such as myself, who know it to be a trap, then are screwed because it forces the market for hard drives to adjust, meaning disappear, and they are no-longer sold, or are still sold but become far more expensive as a niche product. Generally, even these very expensive, niche products disappear forever.
When that happens, I'm forced-out of my ability to store data on my own terms. Either I don't store my data anymore, or I am forced to give-in and get on private servers.
So, you tell me: How does it put me at risk?