THE FUTURE WORK SPACE — As Convention Would Have It…

by Richie Adomako

Work is defined as activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result. The root of the word places emphasis on action being performed by someone proceeding the act of business. (Note that this differs from labor and status of employment.) In its Mercian roots, its about operation, functioning and setting things in motion. Workspace, taking from the root of work place is a hybrid word. Essentially, the mule is always put to work, and its breeding was done so for such intensive purposes. In likeliness, the workspace represents intensive purposes. Unfortunately, once a patron walks into the place of work, what the space represents becomes a neglect to the individual behind the actions in its constitutions that allows them to best achieve a purpose.

In 2025/2030 the world should have learned to endeavor a full proclivity for a greater good…all around. Ideally, this sense of good will not rest on the decision making of an individual, but a cohesion of interconnected systems the represent collective views that are calculated and compiled to yield the utmost good with a focus on longevity and progression. This means the notion of business and work for work’s sake in its depriving endurance will have to stop both in our nature as well as in how we go about creating and curating environments where we live and work — putting more focus on bettering our living as opposed to separate lives. As a result the work space will become unnecessary because individual stasis in its best form will make and curate great decisions, good decisions — but this is not to say that the work place will be all but eliminated as equipment and data need a place in order to serve the people they are intended for. That said, the future workspace in ca. 2025 to 2030 will be about “work in space,” not only in procuring and directing more of our resources to our endeavors in the cosmos but saving as much of our resources on the earth as possible for these purposes — why the office space will become more of an optional entity, as those costs should and will further outweigh the costs of living to encourage the practice of preserving resources. Currently, many downtown cities with concentrations of businesses centers in hubs sit empty while draining energy most of the day. Diverting that energy to a virtual work space alone will save some energy. By 2025 quantum computing along with cell and learning memory in computing will have furthered our ability to work better, faster and less with the help of systems that mainly asks us to tell them what to do. For the most part, these technological advances will also allow us to seamlessly be in multiple places at once at the wave of a gesture or a voice command.

THE NEW WORKING HYBRID:
SPACE = CROWD COMPUTING x MOTION-GLASS

The noise is all around us, the phone, the fax machine, the printer, random chatter, amplified by neighbors doing or partaking in these factors. What if our hardware was everywhere and we didn’t have to carry clunky equipment or lug files and information with us in our attempts and motions to accomplish our tasks? Work should be no harder in comparison to telling a great story or joke at a dinner party…regardless of whether it be physical or mental. The ease that goes in hand with facilitating such endeavors and environments is dependent on comfortability, and in this case, its gear. The new working hybrid for the future workspace will be a virtual desk and office fueled by lenses, whether in the form of specs, contact lenses or glass.

Figure 2.0 — Driven by gestures as well as touch and voice, the glass is wireless with a built in comm system. A patron can transfer all of their work directly from their glasses to this surface for further ease or presentation, but if machine/robots are involved this screen can project what is happening as well as finite control to the millimeter. The functions are limitless: Imagine a surgeon operating half-way around the world in his office or at home in a storm through this device. Similarly, a construction rigger can work indoors while operating his heavy machinery in the dead of winter.

THE WORK HUB/STATION

The physical office will have hubs with domes that supports a holographic interface with the ability to adapt, set and change moods to go with you in your work day. Its progenitor is what we know now as the BendDesk. Alternatively, these office hubs also serve as functional servers and central information hubs with directions for those within the virtual confines of the office. In the world of information, detail in work can be sensitive by nature, as we are not working face-to-face. Stations and pods like this serve as a bridge for such natures and can be designated for such purposes (including an administrative giving temporary access to someone virtually from the physical station, so your boss can you you working…in real time, even if you are physically present in the office).

Figure 3.0 — The station is wireless with a build in comm system. its source of power is a grid at the base on the floor. It can be controlled by gestures/voice as well as touch on the glass surface.

The sustenance of this platform depends on full integration of a cloud network with all its parts from the Glass, to mini Headset (audio) with optional hardware features for a Virtual Desk that can be hand/gesture based and driven for all necessary tools. Keyboards will become unnecessary as there will be virtual keys as well as instruments for items currently common like the Wacom pad and other physical add-ons. Features like presentation modes allow meetings to happen in virtual spaces and bring functions from platforms like GoTo Meeting into wearables and interactive stations. With the future of quantum computing, the possibilities are endless with auto archiving: if you print - its automatically archived, and if need be, the glasses and the surface of all the glass can scan and transcribe paper documents as well. Work from anywhere! The learning system and your work on this platform is easily accessible via a super network. We are currently at the cusp of this breakthrough in changing our working lives, but due to patent laws, trolls as well as the powers of the market, the challenge of merging all these features features and hardwares is more monumental in suits compared to its plausibility to be a reality. This can actually be a real product right now. The only requirement to setting it in motion is that we insist and assert our energy in assisting the very nature in which we work and live over the selling of products simply for the notion profit in currency. (The benefit of wood should be the same by its properties no matter where it come from regardless of currency or market’s hand.) It is a lot to ask, but for the same reason that what is found in the shadow is united in light, we will come to this essentially, realistically by 2025/2030.

In the further future, we would have learned to rid the data centers as well merely constructed objects. Even walls will become representations of information that we collect and use — driven by natural elements like carbon, oxygen and hydrogen as processing as well as data powers that is recognized with interpretive devices and wearables.