Vogue Australia: Future of Work
“It’s a big topic among workplace futures right now, but a metaverse system doesn’t change the systems we’re existing in,” says Petah Marian, futurist and founder of Future Narrative. “And if the system’s already broken, the metaverse doesn’t provide a solution. It just creates the same problem in a virtual space.”
The immersive virtual-reality model of work currently being talked about is an extension of the video model, which is an extension of the office experience, which still needs a rethink. The pandemic accelerated this push so fast that the evolution has happened before we were able to set a destination, let alone draw up a road map.
“We haven’t figured out, or sat down and conceptualised what the future of work should look like,” says Marian. “The disruption over the last few years has opened up our minds to the possibility of more hybrid and virtual work, but the processes aren’t there yet.”
on over the last few years has opened up our minds to the possibility of more hybrid and virtual work, but the processes aren’t there yet.”
June 15, 2022