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How Remote Work Could Destroy Silicon Valley | by Steve LeVine | Jul, 2020 | Marker - 0 views

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    "But now Silicon Valley seems to be under a little-noticed threat. Amid Covid-19, the deep recession, and renewed antitrust pressure from Congress and regulators, the Valley faces a very different challenge - the disruption of its very essence, the serendipitous encounter. The culprit is a rush by many of the Valley's leading companies to permanently lock in the coronavirus-led shift to remote work."
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End of the office: the quiet, grinding loneliness of working from home | Money | The Gu... - 0 views

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    "Before Covid-19, many of us thought remote working sounded blissful. Now, employees across the world long for chats by the coffee machine and the whirr of printers"
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Remote work: Employers are taking over our living spaces and passing on costs - 0 views

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    "Employers argue they make considerable savings on real estate when workers shift from office to home work. However, these savings result from passing costs on to workers. Unless employees are fully compensated, this could become a variant of what urban theorist Andy Merrifield calls parasitic capitalism, whereby corporate profits increasingly rely on extracting value from the public - and now personal - realm, rather than on generating new value."
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Why telecommuting may NOT be the future of work - The Independent News - 0 views

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    ""There is no substitute for in-person collaboration and connection," said Take-Two Interactive Software CEO Strauss Zelnick. This is especially true for those who are in management roles in a firm, who find that actual management and mentoring is best done offline. The same goes for relationship-building, spontaneity, and creativity."
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Your Boss Is Watching You: Work-From-Home Boom Leads To More Surveillance : NPR - 0 views

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    "Company emails that she provided to NPR show her employer believed the tracking software would improve the team's productivity and efficiency while everyone was working from home."
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Naomi Klein: How big tech plans to profit from the pandemic | News | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "This is a future in which, for the privileged, almost everything is home delivered, either virtually via streaming and cloud technology, or physically via driverless vehicle or drone, then screen "shared" on a mediated platform. "
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Will the Pandemic Usher in an Era of Mass Surveillance in Higher Education? - The Chron... - 0 views

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    "As colleges come under unprecedented pressure to downsize, from the pandemic as well as the steep enrollment decline that was already projected for 2025, some professors predict that the shift online might reinforce "corporate university" tendencies to track professors' productivity and use the results as an excuse to lay them off."
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