Tech philosophers have been waxing verbose lately about the culture-shifting power of generative artificial intelligence (AI).
“Artificial intelligence is transforming the world,” said the Brookings Institute. “Generative AI changes everything,” the Harvard Business Review proclaimed.
And that’s true. But the biggest tech-driven culture change at the moment — far bigger than AI — is the move to remote work.
Here are the five biggest ways remote work is changing American culture.
1. How cities work
Experts have differing views about whether the remote work revolution will destroy or strengthen cities and urban living. But surveys and studies do agree that remote work has made America more suburban and exurban (areas beyond suburbs) in the sense that, during the day, more people are staying at home instead of commuting to cities.