October 29, 2007 spout

The Future of Telecommuting

I truly believe that the future of employment will be much more individualistic and that requiring people to move will be an anachronism. Right now, phone + LiveMeeting is about 50% as good as being there; you’re limited in what jobs you can do based on how much a part of your job being there” actually is. We already have the pieces of technology to push being there” to about 80%; we just haven’t put them together yet. When we do, a bunch more barriers are going to come down. Until then, some folks are on the bleeding edge and isn’t that what this whole industry is about anyway? : )