The pandemic required the theoretical and experimental efforts of remote work to become the reality whether we were ready or not.
Thankfully there had been efforts to make this possible and that technology had progressed to support it.
Most work still falls into the kinds of work that can't be done remotely as it typically requires something to be made or extracted. Manufacturing, agriculture, mining and I will include education.
There has been a major shift though, an increase in service related work and creative work that relies on digital production for the output.
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