I'm acting on both sides: As a scientist the Grid is the perfect tool to solve my scientific problem as the Grid enables collaboration.
As a tool developer (project lead of the g-Eclipse project, www.geclipse.eu) I want to lower the threshold for user to enter the Grid.
QUESTION 2. WHAT IS THE GRID FOR YOU?
The vision of the seamless access to resources of a scientific collaboration was the dream for me as a young scientist. The Grid is the tool I wanted to have when I started with science. As still some big obstacles are on the road to reach this vision, the Grid is very complex.
QUESTION 3. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE THE GRID TO BE FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD?
The Grid will be the infrastructure to enable science in the future. That would be enough to have a big impact in society, even without involvement of industry. Such an infrastructure will be the base for a further development of human knowledge.