Reminder: Take Our Survey On What Forces Will Impact The Future Of Work

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Working Futures: A Scenario-Planning Game Exploring The Future Of Work

Earlier this week, we announced our latest project from our think tank wing, the Copia Institute, called Working Futures. This is a project to really take an deep look at what the future of work might really look like in the next ten to fifteen years. As the first part of this project, we're asking people to take a quick survey, to help figure out which driving forces are going to play the most important role in what work looks like going forward. So far, the feedback and insights we've received have been fantastic, provocative and quite thoughtful. However, the more insight we get, the better the overall project will turn out, so if you haven't yet had a chance to do so, please head on over and take the survey. The future of work depends on you...


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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Apr 2018 @ 9:43am

    Broken

    Some of the questions ask for a 0 to 5 rating, and I'm not able to choose one.

    And it's really annoying to have 2 vertical scrollbars on a page.

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      Mike Masnick (profile), 6 Apr 2018 @ 9:57am

      Re: Broken

      Can you give any more details? The bars appear to work for us. Do you have javascript blocked? That might cause problems on the survey page.

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        Anonymous Coward, 6 Apr 2018 @ 11:21am

        Re: Re: Broken

        Do you have javascript blocked?

        Disabled, not blocked.

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          Anonymous Coward, 6 Apr 2018 @ 11:50am

          Re: Re: Re: Broken

          Many proxy sites will block Javascript from reaching the end-user's computer which has Javascript enabled. It can be both a feature and a bug.

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        Anonymous Coward, 6 Apr 2018 @ 3:16pm

        Re: Re: Broken

        > Do you have javascript blocked?

        Thanks for the warning that if I go there, Google will spy on me forever.

        Have you learned nothing from the Facebook flap? People do NOT want to be tricked and tracked.

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          Mike Masnick (profile), 6 Apr 2018 @ 5:38pm

          Re: Re: Re: Broken

          Thanks for the warning that if I go there, Google will spy on me forever.

          That's not what javascript does.

          Have you learned nothing from the Facebook flap? People do NOT want to be tricked and tracked.

          There is no tricking or tracking. Just using javascript to make the survey work better.

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            Anonymous Coward, 6 Apr 2018 @ 7:14pm

            Re: Re: Re: Re: Broken

            Although Javascript has many uses, a multiple-choice survey is not one of them. The page coder obviously knew this, since the first question does not require javascript to answer, yet the other questions do.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle

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              Leigh Beadon (profile), 7 Apr 2018 @ 11:43am

              Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Broken

              This wasn't a hypothetical exercise, it was part of a real-world workflow for a very small team - the survey needed to be built in a couple of days by someone without any html/css knowledge, and needed to have certain specific capabilities. This was the appropriate solution.

              You will perhaps be more pleased to know that the main Working Futures site, which was indeed hand-coded from scratch, involves no JavaScript whatsoever, and I agree it is silly when simple non-interactive one-pager websites are built using robust and elaborate script frameworks.

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              Leigh Beadon (profile), 7 Apr 2018 @ 11:45am

              Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Broken

              (Either way though, this does not change the fact that the earlier comment makes no sense. The presence of Javascript does not itself indicate tracking by facebook or google, any more than the presence of a hammer indicates what someone's building.)

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    I.T. Guy, 6 Apr 2018 @ 10:46am

    Interesting survey. I had no issues with functionality.

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    Ninja (profile), 6 Apr 2018 @ 10:50am

    It's not really a problem but some of the options you can select seem to be consequences of other options in the same list. There are those where one happening depends on another on the same list. Maybe it's on purpose?

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      Mike Masnick (profile), 6 Apr 2018 @ 12:00pm

      Re:

      Maybe it's on purpose?

      Maybe. :)

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        Anonymous Coward, 6 Apr 2018 @ 3:13pm

        Re: Re:

        Can you EVER just plain answer a question?

        What are readers to take from this but that going to the whatever site and taking the "poll", they may end up frustrated?

        Web-site design fail AND even more off-putting "response".

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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Apr 2018 @ 11:59am

    Can anyone post a direct link to the second page of the survey?

    I'd like to at least read it even if I lack the requirements (js-1.8.5 etc) to take the survey.

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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Apr 2018 @ 12:09pm

    Do y'all actually think this will produce anything substantive?

    I submitted my thoughts, for all the good it'll do. Odds are this is going to be yet another bunch of roundtables where people offer up the same vague platitudes and zero progress is made because the people involved are afraid of shaking up the status-quo that they've massively benefited from, just like Davos every year.

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      Anonymous Coward, 6 Apr 2018 @ 7:23pm

      Re: Do y'all actually think this will produce anything substantive?

      It seems that many if not most surveys and polls are tools to advance some kind of political agenda. So says professional pollster Frank Luntz, who offers detailed instructions on crafting questions to get the answers you want.

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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Apr 2018 @ 10:20pm

    "They trust me. Dumb fucks"

    Just a quick Google search for recent Javascript browser exploits found these:

    Rowhammer

    Spectre

    Meltdown

    AnC/ASLR

    Considering the very real dangers of running javascript, why do so many sites require javascript for things that don't need javascript?

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    Scott Dennis, 7 Apr 2018 @ 7:51am

    Strategies for workers displaced by tech

    We are working on it already www.bluecollarthinktank.com or follow us @bcthinktank

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