Process Automation and Cloud Creation

Sometimes, the blogosphere hands you a perfect Yin-Yang pair of complementary ideas. On the one hand, a SETI searcher suggests that machine intelligence may be much easier to find than biological intelligence; on the other hand, GigaOM infrastructure guru Derrick Harris suggests that human intelligence, scalably and economically delivered ("Labor as a Service"), might be one of the cloud's most important offerings.

In the best tradition of dualism, of course they're both right – and anyone who follows only one of these paths will regret the loss of the other's opportunities.