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2028: What Work Will Look Like a Decade from Now

Experts met recently at the SAP Innovation Center in Potsdam to weigh in on the future of work.Predicting the future is risky business. You never …

SAP SE

Is the flying car ready for takeoff?

At least six developers have retail road-air vehicles in the pipeline, so it’s time to watch the skies<p>A little white winged pod lifts itself off the ground and glides off into the distance. The whole movement looks effortless. It’s like watching Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder – except we’re in a …

Flying Car

The optimist’s guide to the robot apocalypse

Machines, you may have heard, are coming for all the jobs.<p>Robots flip burgers and work warehouses. Artificial intelligence handles insurance claims and basic bookkeeping, manages investment portfolios, does legal research, and performs basic HR tasks. Human labor doesn’t stand a chance against …

Universal Basic Income

Technological unemployment

<b>Technological unemployment</b> is the loss of jobs caused by technological change. Such change typically includes the introduction of labour-saving …

The Rise of the Machines: Automation, Horizontal Innovation and Income Inequality

Geweke, John, 1989. "<b>Bayesian Inference in Econometric Models Using Monte Carlo Integration</b>," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 57(6), pages …

Computers Don’t Kill Jobs but Do Increase Inequality

Economic inequality has become a prominent issue in this year’s U.S. presidential election. Candidates in both parties argue that the wealthy have bent the political system to their own economic benefit. And while the rich have grown richer, wages for the median worker have been stagnant. By many …

Government urged to act over automation inequality

The UK government should oversee a “managed acceleration” of automation to boost economic productivity and ensure robotics and artificial …

A Nobel Prize-winning economist thinks we’re asking all the wrong questions about inequality

America is trying to come to terms with its economic inequality. Does inequality spur growth or kill it? Is it a necessary evil—or necessarily bad? Angus Deaton, an economics professor at Princeton, and the recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics, is asked questions like these all the …

Economics

When to Decentralize Decision Making, and When Not To

Rare is the business executive who doubts the importance of responsiveness: to be acutely alert to business opportunities and threats, and to be capable of grabbing the opportunity or fending off the threat fast and effectively. Hence, when (re-)designing the organization structure, they tend to …

Classroom Redesign Challenge! Think Like a Designer

For those of us who love to see spaces transformed, this series of videos and articles called Remake Your Classroom hits the spot.<p>The crew at …

Workspaces That Move People

Artwork: Michael Wolf, The Transparent City 93, 2008, France<p>In Silicon Valley the tight correlation between personal interactions, performance, and innovation is an article of faith, and innovators are building cathedrals reflecting this. Google’s new campus is designed to maximize chance …

The New Science of Building Great Teams

Artwork: Andy Gilmore, Chromatic, 2010, digital drawing<p>If you were looking for teams to rig for success, a call center would be a good place to start. The skills required for call center work are easy to identify and hire for. The tasks involved are clear-cut and easy to monitor. Just about every …

Cost-effective Ways to Promote Wellbeing in the Workplace

The importance of improving employee wellbeing in the workplace cannot be understated. Employers face increasing pressure to alleviate stress. Here …

Self-improvement

The Edge Is the Greenest, Most Intelligent Building in the World

The Smartest Building in the World<p>Inside the connected future of architecture<p>By Tom Randall | Sept. 23, 2015<p>From<p>Watch the video 3<p>It knows where you …

Espresso

Smart Offices – the Future of the Workplace?

Embracing a technology-enabled workplace will promote flexibility and productivity, cut costs, and help you retain talented employees.

The Workplace

An Early Look at the Office of the Future

Millennials' mobile workplace habits are breaking down barriers between the cubicles of traditional workplaces.<p>Young people entering the work force today aren't just digitally inclined, they're also not too keen on cubicles, apparently.<p>More than half of Millennials prefer to work in an office with …

The Story of CSS Grid, from Its Creators

<b>A note from the editors:</b> We want to thank the Microsoft Edge team for sharing transcripts of the interviews they conducted with many of the brilliant …

Web Development

Facebook Is Building an Entire Town for Menlo Park Employees. Here's What It Looks Like

Facebook is redeveloping the former Menlo Science & Technology Park as "Willow Campus." They plan to build 1,500 housing units, plus a grocery store, pharmacy and more.

Employment

Inside the Spaceship: 7 Secrets of Apple's Incredible New Offices

Here's what's happening on the new Silicon Valley 'spaceship' campus.

Silicon Valley

These Are the Best Workplaces of 2018 | Inc.com

The Workplace

It’s Time to Bring Back the Office Cubicle

I’ve had it with the modern-day open office: bright fluorescent lights; fish-bowl distracting conference rooms that always leaves you wondering who …

The Workplace

Modern Furniture That Gives You A Sense Of Privacy

As much as one can enjoy the company of others, sometimes we all need our privacy, whether it’s in the office or at home. It’s not always easy …

Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace.

A year ago, my boss announced that our large New York ad agency would be moving to an open office. After nine years as a senior writer, I was forced to trade in my private office for a seat at a long, shared table. It felt like my boss had ripped off my clothes and left me standing in my …

How To Focus And Stay Productive In A Noisy Open Office

Open offices are all the rage these days, particularly among the cubical-averse. Yet, while open offices have a lot to offer a workplace in terms of productivity and sociability, they also present a host of challenges.<p>One of these challenges is the noise, and it’s quickly becoming the biggest …

The Workplace

2017 Top Workplace Design Trends | Inc.com

Workplace design is an ever-evolving art as much as a science. From their physical layout -- closed vs. open spaces, for example -- to the color of the walls and the arc of the lighting, scientists and designers are constantly at work to improve American offices for the planet, human health, and …

The Workplace

In The Office Of The Future, You’ll Scale A Climbing Wall To Harvest Your Lunch

Should the workplace be a “destination” that promotes healthy living?<p>By 2025, your office might look a little like a high-tech greenhouse: When you look at the plants growing near your desk, your augmented reality contact lenses could tell you which of them you should harvest for lunch based on …

Does Your Startup Really Need A Physical Office?

When you think of a growing small business, you probably envision an office with a handful of people, interacting through brainstorming sessions, meetings, and casual conversations by the water cooler. But this familiar scene is starting to change, and it’s becoming easier than ever for startups to …

Entrepreneurship

The Lousy Urban Design Of America’s Most Innovative Companies

Why do tech companies keep building suburban corporate campuses that are isolated from the communities their products are meant to serve?<p>When Apple finishes its new $5 billion headquarters in Cupertino, California, the technorati will ooh and ahh over its otherworldly architecture, and Apple will …

Drawings reveal new buildings inside Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus

More architectural renderings have surfaced showing off a few new details of Apple’s eagerly-anticipated “spaceship” campus — including ancillary buildings such as a reception center, food stations for employees, and more.<p>Check them out below.<p>The main reception building will reportedly be located …

Architecture