I wish we had real cloud computers. I want to be able to write some code and deploy it to the ether, without having to maintain it. If other people find the program useful, they can tap in and run my code without me having to manage the application's uptime, bandwidth, and costs. The less control I have over it, the better. In fact, I'd love if the mere act of uploading the program also relinquishes it from my control, placing the burden on the users who will operate and use it. And, importantly, I'd like this system to be a web primitive—something that lives in a shared and open spec, like the way that HTTPS and HTML works, rather than relying on a single private company to manage everything (*cough* Amazon).
vending machines in the sky
One analogy I can think of might be a network of floating vending machines. You s