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In the coming years, the traditional office may be relegated to history. Technological advances have created space allowing several new work trends – some sweet, some unsavory – to emerge. Economist Films explores these changes and offers an illuminating vignette on each one. The result is a compendium of brief case studies that hint at the upheaval the world of work is facing. Employers and workers who wish to protect their livelihoods from the next wave of radical workplace disruption will appreciate this video. 

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Technology is revolutionizing how people work and creating a plethora of new possibilities. For example, “digital nomads” can now travel the world while holding down jobs. They can work from anywhere that has a Wi-Fi connection. By 2035, there may be as many as one billion “location-independent workers” making a living around the world. However, these workers often face strict red tape and visa regulations. Because they generally enter countries on tourist visas, they must relocate frequently. Savvy nations are updating their regulations to attract these workers. Estonia is issuing a visa to allow foreign workers to reside there for up to one year. Moreover, technological...

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