Like others in the industry, Craig Mundie sees computing moving increasingly to the cloud. The big question is: what will be the “killer” applications driving demand? Mundie, Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer, offered up the company’s vision for the next phase of computing at the EmTech conference here on Thursday. That vision includes an increasing reliance on cloud-based computing, robotics, and far-flung sensors. And, Mundie says, client-based operating systems.