Thoughtful piece by Brent Frei on why work-at-a-distance works--and will work for eons to come. His trends are in the "yes, of course," category (principally, technology advances from greater availability of broadband to use of mobile devices) but he manages to pick the best of the lot for his list; his predictions are, likewise, from the general pool of discussion about this but he finds the pick of the litter. Together, they should make the new class of migrant information workers who pack their portfolios with presentations past feel they're on the right track:
1. Migration of professional people from high tax & regulation states to low tax & low regulation states.
2. Explosive expansion of work marketplaces and paid crowdsourcing for all kinds of jobs.
3. More productive people will work for themselves by shopping their considerable talents around the world via work marketplaces.
4. Job performance and work quality will become transparent as people’s work is reviewed online much as products are today.
5. Average earnings for high performers will be more than double the average earnings in their category.