Lack of Trust is a Drag?
"Ultimately, we will need to trust these apps more than we trust ourselves. And therein lies the adoption drag factor."
So are you actually saying we need to have faith in the Cloud? Sounds like the Call of the Sirens. It is not just "these apps" we will need to trust, it is the nature of the dependency demanding the trust. We are vulnerable enough as is since we are driven primarily by our unconscious. Once "these apps" are trusted more than "ourselves" we will be more likely to be victims of regimentation.
Sadly, human nature is susceptible to tranny under many guises. Self interest and trust are the bait used most effectively by others to exploit us. Laziness and greed are in that mix. Drag is another way of not getting "ahead of yourself." I for one don't want to go over a cliff. This is the equivalent of jumping off a cliff because the app said you could fly.
I recently saw a blog which strongly stated that the so-called Singularity would never happen. But the blogger was making a case. He wanted wanted us to accept his case, but used rhetoric, not prescience. We need to trust what someone else tells us, right. In most cases they believe what they are saying, of course. But does that mean they are actually correct? Sorry, but no. I don't question their veracity or their integrity. I only question their ability to predict the future accurately.
Be careful what you wish for. You might just get it.