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Exploring Emerging Technologies

This brief article (download here) authored by our partners, Office Principles, explores the impact of emerging technologies on our working ecosystems.

In the last forty years, we’ve moved from typewriters, IBMs, hand written reports and cheques to high speed, electronic transactions, mobile systems of work, which can be accessed via the cloud from remote locations.
This pace of change is set to massively accelerate over the coming years.  There is every likelihood that the office will be radically different in just two years from now.

  • Along the way, the article explores a world where workers will operate robot versions of ourselves, controlling movement via a computer mouse.
  • Autonomous vehicles will mean that office space can be laid out in significantly different configurations and even previously dismissed locations.  Just consider the elimination of car parking needs at offices and how this can change the land space usage?
  • It considers today’s office sensor technologies with their ‘fit and forget’ capabilities that mean workspaces can be continually refined to optimise workplace productivity.

All these developments are aimed at making work easier and, overall more fulfilling.  Over the next two years, just consider the elimination of car parking needs at offices and how this can change the land space usage?