Chronicling the Ever-Morphing Nature of Work
Though the future of work will always be in the future, the future of your work has never been closer. The rise of robots, machine intelligence, distributed ledgers, quantum physics, “gig” labor, the unexaggerated death of privacy, a world eaten alive by software — all these trends point to a new world that’s shaping up quite differently from anything we’ve ever seen, or worked in, before.
For almost the last 10 years, the Center for the Future of Work has been cataloging and commenting on these
developments, as well as a whole host of other extraordinary workplace dynamics. We coined the term “the SMAC Stack,”1
signaling the combinatorial power of social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies, which have fundamentally changed
every business around the world. We identified the power of “Code Halos,”2 which have been at the heart of the FAANG
success story (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) but have now become the seeds of an era of surveillance
capitalism. We called out the importance of customer experiences and the potential of augmented reality. And we
laid out a game plan for humans (and the organizations they work in) for the coming times when machines do everything3
— including proposing 42 Jobs of the Future.
Everything you wanted to know about the future of your work but were afraid to ask
The Center for the Future of Work’s From/To report is a state of the union for the Future of Work—collation and synthesis of the most powerful technological, business and societal trends. Whether you’re excited by the future or fearful, this is no time to not be paying attention. The future of your work is changing—this report is your field guide.
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