I like to read “futurism” stuff. Penelope Trunk, at the Brazen Careerist, provides a “future” look work. I found it very interesting, especially given the Gen Y view of how work may change. I happen to think many of these will predictions will come to be. The one I think will be most difficult will be “everyone becoming a consultant.” I think labor and employment law will be a big roadblock, as well as the influence of unions. The idea of working for yourself is great until you need a steady paycheck, holidays, overtime, vacations, etc. and no one is providing these to you. As a consultant, you don’t work, you don’t get paid. Most people can’t handle that and would cry “foul” if suddenly employers started treating them that way.
Anyway, read her predictions and tell me (and her) your opinions. I encourage you to leave a comment here.