The coffee shop is the future of . . . well, everything
This sounds and looks good, it’s just that I believe this scenario will only be possible for a small minority. Either that or working there as a barista.
The future of work, pretty obviously, will include more and more of us moving out of our cubes and into coffee shops and coworking spaces. With the technology to get your job done from nearly anywhere, why tie yourself to a soul-crushing, gas-guzzling commute and a rigid nine-to-five schedule? Plus, plenty of experts tell us, more and more folks are becoming independent contractors who won’t even have a corporate base to flee from. But are there any other areas of life that will become less like we know them now and more like the current cafe experience?
Yes, says lawyer and futurist Stephen T. Gordon on the blog the Speculist recently. Gordon agrees with the chorus of voices saying offices will become coffee shops, saying:
We’re going back to the future: the modern office was birthed in 17th century coffee shops. Steven Johnson has argued that coffee fueled the…
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