Why fully remote workplaces mean more loneliness – and more sick days


The playlist began as she logged in. The lights dimmed and the colour changed to the perfect levels. The desk lowered to the level set in her profile. Her office was ready. Designed, configured and managed from… somewhere. She sometimes tried to imagine where that algorithm was, where her profile was. She didn’t really care. The screen faded into life, the animation gave way to the spreadsheet. She sighed and noticed her wearable log her breath. She wouldn’t hear the end of that, she thought. She was right. The headset arrived within an hour. She stopped reading after: “we’ve noticed…”