Starbucks, Google and the future of work

August 1, 2013

A generation from now, the idea of going to the office may become very quaint. As with any shift in society, such as the rise of the mobile “officeless office,” you can choose to view the glass as half-full or half-empty. You can pine for the demise of the cubicle and corner office, seeing it as a further erosion of middle-class life in America.

Or, you can take the long-term perspective of a futurist like Ray Kurzweil and see the “officeless office” as the beginning of a new mobile era in which we are enabled to think more and learn more, doing jobs that haven’t even been invented yet.