Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | February 9, 2017

Techie Corner – 2017 – Post #6 – Life Returning Home

Techie Corner – 2017 – Post #6 – Life Returning Home

Will the working-from-home trend continue?

My two cents, but please share yours:

Yes. In fact, this trend will likely grow more rapidly as video-conferencing, Internet, and virtual reality technologies improve.

Two other key drivers will be 3-D printing and drone delivery. 3-D printing, to a large extent, is “desktop manufacturing.” Not only will we be able to print, in our homes, miniature copies of the Eiffel Tower and replacement spoons for our children’s dolls, but we will also be able to print more useful office supplies and anything else we might need to do our jobs. Drones will be able to deliver to our front doors whatever may be too large to print.

In other words, anything we can do at the office, we will be able to do at home–without the extra hours spent commuting in rush-hour traffic.

And we will be able to do our jobs just as easily in remote rural areas as in the heart of any city. There are those who predict that by 2050 75% of the U.S. population will live in the cities and 25% will live in the country. I’m no longer convinced this prediction will occur, and it’ll be because of this work-from-home trend.


  1. I have worked remote for over 20 years. Though companies would like people to do it, it actually isn’t the best style for many. Saves real estate costs, but must people can’t handle the distractions. Just my 2 cents

    • You’re right about the distractions, Lorian. Maybe there will be a software app. for our companels or android assistants to help with that. 🙂 Cheers, Ashley

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