“The trademark accessories of white collar work—the desktop, the file and the phone—are now easily available on mobile devices that are celebrated for bringing the office wherever one may go” (Greg, M, p. 4)
This might be considered as bad or good, depending on the way you approach it. The term, ‘Liquid Labour’ is identified as a shift in the labour force that previous work within industrial workplaces will eventually change or adapt to a modern area. Such as the quote refers to above, these devices are bringing us closer together by making our workplace online or interactive through our devices. But is this entirely true?
I believe that since the start of the expansion into a new era with the NBN this can be a clear example of it. The NBN is being further advertised to bring people closer and make your work places grow at home. Even though this is beginning to be a slow process and people are questioning the health factors of continuous concentration on these devices, would we become so consumed that maybe it might place us further at risk with jobs or health?
Gregg, M n.d., Function Creep: Communication Technologies and Anticipatory Labour in the Information Workplace, viewed 18 August 2015, http://homecookedtheory.com/wp-content/uploads/functioncreepnms.doc