I can say without fear of denial that in my 13 years of Futuroprossimo.it I have never told a more repulsive "person". Emma beats them all out of ugliness.
Her legs are swollen and covered with varicose veins. Her eyes are as flat as those of a battered mullet, and her back looks like that of Quasimodo, the well-known hunchback of Notre Dame Cathedral. 20 years of office work are enough (and some would even say “Blessed is he who has it. Middle way?).
And we will be like her, we are already becoming him. Bad to say, but it is so.
Emma is a life size doll that shows what an average employee might look like after 20 years of working in the office if we don't make changes to the work environment.
In a new report with the eloquent name "the colleague of the future", a team of medical experts led by the futurologist William Higham examined the survey data presented by over 3.000 employees in France, Germany and the UK.
The percentages of employees who were given the survey said they had already suffered from vision problems (50%), back pain (48%) and headache (48%) because of their work environment.
Disturbing data, but harbingers of precious indications to Emma's designer: for the record, the mannequin also “suffers” from other collateral disorders indicated in the consultation, such as stress eczema, overweight and swelling of the limbs.
20 years of work and we will end like this
If we don't change our working environments (places where we spend a lot of our time) or we don't reduce ours working hours our appearance will be identical to that of Emma.
"Unless we make radical changes to our working life, for example by moving more, changing our posture at the desk, taking regular breaks on our feet, our offices will hurt us a lot"he said Higham.
Of course the future of work is really bad. Many risk losing it due to the advent of robotics, and those who keep it are likely to become deformed.