I saw the above video where an individual worker that’s digitally inclined looks through his iPhone to find a place to work for what I assume is a couple hours. The augmented reality map is cool in that it shows some of the finer amenities that such a person would want such as coffe, noise, wifi etc. While it’s debatable if a service like this would help find a new place to work, or just throw out a simple question to friends about a new place to work, the more interesting behaviour is the fact that office space isn’t what it used to be. Consultants of one are roaming around at street level while above office areas that used to be full stay empty of the bust that’s happened.
I wonder how long it will be before a lot of street level space that lays dormant will start opening their doors to entrepreneurs that start converting the area to cosy places that serve coffee, wifi, and a nice atmosphere to work. I’ve seen stuff beginning like this, but it’s for collective groups as opposed to single individuals.