Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

Mike Elgan is a technology-obsessed journalist, author, blogger, podcaster and digital nomad. Learn more at his website: elgan.com.

ChatGPT: Finally, an AI chatbot worth talking to

It's time to talk about productivity again

US worker productivity is in the toilet right now. It's time to stop blaming and start fixing.

How ‘synthetic media’ will transform business forever

How ‘synthetic media’ will transform business forever

Over the next 10 years, AI will improve, accelerate and transform the creation of video, sound, and words

Bashing 4 new myths about digital nomads

The digital nomad honeymoon is over, and the backlash has begun. Here are the new myths — and the facts — about digital nomads.

Smartphone satellite expectations will soon crash to Earth

Smartphone satellite expectations will soon crash to Earth

A new tech revolution enables everyday smartphones to connect to space. But the business benefit isn’t really there.

It's time to quit quitting on the quiet quitters

Disengaged employees who choose to do less at work is a problem that needs solving. Here's what you can do.

Why Apple is building two different smartglasses platforms

Why Apple is building two different smartglasses platforms

A new theory is coming into focus: Apple’s first face computer probably won't be for you. It'll be for the developers.

What you need to know about the metaverse office of the future

Yes, the vast array of technologies that fall under the “metaverse” umbrella will come to the workplace. But, no, we will not work in the metaverse.

Why your company should subscribe to podcasting

One popular, inexpensive, and easy communications medium can solve a breathtaking range of remote-work problems.

How remote work will improve lives — and destroy cities

The absence of tech and other workers is crushing city budgets and services, which could cause a chain reaction leading to the decay and shrinking of urban centers.

Don’t get too emotional about emotion-reading AI

Don’t get too emotional about emotion-reading AI

Artificial intelligence tools now try to figure out whether people are happy, sad or disgusted. The reality may surprise and anger you.

Why meetings don't work anymore

It's time to talk about the elephant in the meeting room.

Why open-plan offices are a disaster for your company

The best thing employers can do for happy, loyal, and productive staff is to let them work when and where they want—the worst thing: an open-plan office.

Deepfakes come to remote job interviews

Is that a real person you’re interviewing, or are you talking to a stolen identity?

Here comes the 'destination workplace.'

Competition in office spaces for remote workers will result in breathtaking choices and a world of creative options.

There’s just one thing businesses can do about the ‘splinternet’ — adapt

There’s just one thing businesses can do about the ‘splinternet’ — adapt

It’s time to let go of the belief that a single global internet was ever going to be possible and embrace the real world of many separate internets.

6 things they don't tell you about digital nomad living

The digital nomad literature — blogs, websites, social accounts — often paints a picture of the digital nomad lifestyle that's totally misleading. It's not all laptops and sunsets.

Why Elon Musk's back-to-office mandate will backfire

The Tesla CEO decreed that all employees need to work in the office — or else. He will change his mind.

Why remote work will lead to greater success

It's time to let go of collaboration bias and embrace the power of deep work.

What’s so great about Google’s ‘translation glasses’?

What’s so great about Google’s ‘translation glasses’?

Forget language translation. This is Google Glass, but socially acceptable this time. And it could open a lot of AR doors.

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