One day, your desk will be irrelevant. Your stop-and-go commutes will end. Your briefcase will sit empty. I'm not talking about changes that will come with your retirement. Workplace transformation is happening today, and its effects will continue to spread as new technologies enable knowledge workers to do their jobs from multiple devices and innumerable locations.
Are we losing touch with one another? Are we sinking towards something like Roman civilization, when bloodthirsty spectators eagerly watched men fight to the death in the name of entertainment, now just on high-def screens? Or could empathy in society actually be enhanced by the capabilities of technology?
These are early days, but powerful smartphones, high-speed broadband, cloud storage, heads-up displays, anticipatory computing and a practically limitless supply of inexpensive sensors are the right ingredients for a brave new world of wearable technology -- and it will be here in the blink of an eye.