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A futureologist at BT (yes, such a position actually exists, crystal ball skills a bonus) believes the office-based nine-to-five will soon become a thing of the past as we have now reached the point whereby those in “knowledge-based” professions can effectively do their jobs with little more than a computer, phone and internet connection.

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2013 was a great year for tech as some jaw-dropping innovations – such as Google Glass and 3D Printing – landed, while apps like Vine and Instagram exploded onto the social media scene.

So, what does 2014 have in store for us? Here are our predictions for this year’s tech trends…

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There’s been a fair amount of discussion lately around the various cases for and against working from home – not least because big companies such as Yahoo and HP have stopped employees from doing so – but would how many of us would take a pay cut for the privilege?

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It sometimes feels like the future has arrived and we’re living it right now – what with self-driving cars, smartwatches, fingerprint and retina recognition technology – but why do so many of us still seem to have such a fondness for old, outdated ‘retro’ tech?

If this is something of an alien concept to you, let me try to explain…

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If you needed any convincing about just how popular working from home was becoming, then consider that a construction company in Kent is building houses with integral office space as part of the original floor plan.

The three-storey properties at Scholar’s Place in Ashford will all have a ground floor made up of offices suitable for a wide range of business uses – so you’ll be able to hold everything from a conference call to a full blown meeting from the comfort of your own home!

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