[ExI] Serious topic

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Mar 1 07:54:04 UTC 2011

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 09:10:27PM -0500, Mike Dougherty wrote:

> Can we persuade governments to incentivise knowledge workers to stay
> home and telecommute?  Once I can do my job without the daily to/from

Here's an infrastructure problem, again. In order to make
telepresence happen you need to roll out symmetric high-bandwidth
connections, which basically means laying ducts and pulling
fiber (owned by municipalities, operated by contracting companies), 
plus provide enough backbone capacity.

> the employer's cube (where they have to provide reasonable
> heating/cooling as well as lighting) then I can not only save the 50
> miles per day (plus unproductive time spent)  I also don't have to
> live in such expensive proximity the city.  There are much less
> populated places to live where costs are less than one third of what I
> currently require; but the average income in those locations is
> equally reduced.

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