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London, - November 03, 2008 (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Could the office go extinct? Technology, social norms and a shifting economy have made offices less necessarybut could they one day become extinct? A report in The Economist says that the “need for staff to be in one place has been dramatically reduced,” with remote work and multiple workers using the same desk at different times both becoming common. Technology is powering this change, but so are demands by workers for more freedom and flexibility.