More companies are starting to support "location flexibility", remote work hubs are expanding their services, and nomadic workers are in search of "new bases".
There is a heavy investment in improving Virtual Reality technology and experiences, emersion of artificial intelligence into all sectors of product offerings, and strides towards Satellite Broadband WIFI.
Many industries are on their way to being automated, while it's predicted that work and life will continue to integrate, a good work/life balance is becoming one of the most important factors potential employees are looking for.
Drivers for change
In the transformative year 2050, the “digital” working class will be primarily living in communities designed for the optimization of productivity.
People are most productive when they are engaged, inspired, basic needs are taken care of, the low stress in their life, and have people both inside and outside of work that they care about.
The communities are designed to optimize
these things, lush green spaces are common,
noise is controlled, air quality is high, and these communities are created in areas of the planet
with the most temperate and preferable
For example, You wake up in the morning to a gentle brightening of the room, do a quick yoga session before eating breakfast with your family. Upon finishing, the kids leave for school, and your personal assistant asks you “Would you like to work outside today?” You refer to a dashboard of weather conditions, schedule for the day, and mood-related factors, and ultimately agree that working outside would be preferable. Your assistant estimates it will be an 8-minute walk, shows you the path, and suggests grabbing a light jacket.
Some concerns in this world would be the perceived decision making -vs- actual decision making. Motivations and control over what your assistant recommends, and lack of contact with a variety of social classes.
A transformative worker’s physical space generally consists of two components:
Table for ergonomic inputs: standing, or sitting.
Digital auditory and visual integration: Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality, and in some cases Virtual Reality and actual Reality.
A worker’s visual perspective would fluidly move from 100% Reality to 100% Virtual Reality and anywhere between completely at the discretion on the worker.
Each person would have a personal assistant built into the system, where they are able to view dashboards of anything in their lives. From the family’s health, location, and activities, to recommended social interactions.
Mixwork monitors your physical environment, manages distractions,
and can alert you when necessary.
A personalized dashboard with relevant information adaptable to work, home, social, and entertainment environments.
Intelligent recommendations for work, home, social and entertainment from stress and mood monitoring.
Intelligent displays to
optimize productivity and
minimize cognitive strain.
Voice replacements for all gestures
and personalized voice assistance
from any mode.
© 2019 Grace Ficke