Chat apps have conquered office life — is that a good thing?

It’s funny really. We all sit there, our ANC cranked up. Cybermen (and women obvs) with our individual soundtracks, chatting. You see little bursts of light as screens flash an alert. If the office was dark it’d be like fireworks. Sometimes we gossip or just catch up. Last night’s match or episode, this morning’s board meeting. Sometimes it’s work news sometimes not. A stream. The bosses know and are sort of happy. Team building, office culture, that sort of thing. It’s tiring keeping up with it. Sometimes I switch my app to auto and let the AI keep me present.