25 March 2019 | MOF Team
“We have no idea what the world will look like in 2050. We don’t know what people will do for a living, what the job market will look like or what skills people will need… much of what kids learn today will likely be irrelevant by 2050.” Yuval Noah Harari, 21 lessons for the 21st Century
Tech is changing how we travel and communicate. This in turn is impacting where we live, how we work, and the manner in which we exchange ideas and build relationships. How will this shift in the status quo impact our future more broadly?
In this context, Matter Of Form has set out to explore the issues surrounding the physical spaces in which we live and work.
While WeWork is the most notable current disruptor in the property sector, we find it takes up a disproportionate share of the debate and masks bigger trends than just coworking. The future of work and living is a sprawling topic – so we have highlighted some key themes and areas of discussion:
2. Branded living
3. Blurred of work and home
4. Tech disruption and friendly robots
5. Ethical and sustainable spaces
And within these themes we have set out to answer the following questions:
And above all, we will debate whether our physical spaces are likely to serve our living and working needs in a positive and optimistic manner, or whether they will represent and reflect a more pressured and dangerous world in the years to come.
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