I would be inclined to agree with you Dan
The funny thing is, millions are being spent on moving things to the cloud so that cheaper/dumber devices can ‘run’ far more complex things …in gaming no less!
Perhaps that’s the sort of thing we need to look at for inspiration?
Edit: Just thinking out loud here… we may not need look far to see where this could be useful - Nerves devices! While smartphones have become incredibly powerful of late, the IoT will, I guess, rely on far more affordable/less powerful hardware. Exactly the sort of scenario where SSR might reign supreme…?