云: The Cloud or the Data Storage?

In June, SilkRoad Cooperation inspired me to work on the soulful Silk Road story through the character 丝-silk https://lnkd.in/gUJFph3s. Our collaboration in bridging cultural sharing in helping business continues.

Today, we talk about 云-cloud, which connects a natural phenomenon with our digital daily life.

As an old saying goes: “云行雨施,天下平也”. It tells that clouds flow and rainwater falls, all things cycle around and take their own shape, and the world is peaceful.

Such a wonderful and shocking wish was cleverly endowed with a traditional Chinese character雲-cloud: the upper half a 雨-rain, the lower half a simplified 云-cloud.

In the ancient times when agricultural production was the core product of the society, the ancients discovered that the effect of clouds and rain on crops was similar to that of human women gestating children. And they used “cloud and rain” to metaphor the intimate relationship between men and women. This responsive vision has developed into the core of Chinese culture: Heaven and the human being are in a mutually harmonious relationship.

“云,山水气也”. As a form of water, 云-cloud has another meaning – the breathing Qi of mountains and rivers. With about 70% surface covered by water, through the tidal effect, an important way of Mother Earth’s energy cycle in flourishing the whole world, is through her water cycle, that is, the sun’s irradiation, the transpiration of seawater, the transportation of clouds, the falling back of rain and snow, and the convergence of land, returning from the river to the sea.

As the carrier of divine nature energy, 云盘- CloudStorage is a vivid metaphor we use in our modern digital world, which is the computer data storage where the digital data is stored in logical pools. The physical storage spans multiple servers in a physical environment that are owned and managed by a hosting company.

What is the energy this divine carrier carries? Data! As Columbia Journalism Review stated “The increased value of digital data comes almost entirely from its improved shareability”, it so well describes the energy flowing through the e-world is just like what the cloud carries, shared by everyone at every moment and everywhere.

Furthermore,

“The world produces 2.5 quintillion bytes of data daily, but that figure should grow at an accelerating rate as more people and devices are connected to the internet. As data collection continues to surge and new techniques to monetize data arise, it will become an increasingly valuable asset”. https://lnkd.in/gjsaNytb

Compared to its unconditional benefiting spirit in nature, in the human world, “cloud-云” becomes a symbol of a few businesses ’ serving platforms.

“The Universe creates business as a platform for accumulating blessings; careers as a platform for uplifting people; wealth as a tool for benefiting others.”

With our gratitude, all the best wishes to this great cutting-edge technology in nurturing the world for a better future.

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/helenqiuhong_the-cloud-or-the-data-storage-in-june-activity-6829063142375493634-ZdSP

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