A Post-Privacy Future for Workers

Futurist Faith Popcorn says productivity-obsessed companies will soon monitor everything from your health to your emotional needs

Three-and-a-half years ago, when TVs were heavy and bulky, Faith Popcorn foresaw that one day they would be flat and hang on walls. Today, her prediction has come true. Popcorn, professional futurist and founder of marketing consultancy BrainReserve in New York, doesn't pull her predictions out of thin air: She uses surveys of 5,000 consumers a year and of experts worldwide to reach her conclusions. Then she stirs in a quite a bit of imagination. And lately, her imagination has been cooking up some thoughts about how the workplace will change in the future.

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