The workspace of the future is a lot more than a typical office cubicle.
It may be a coffee shop, the living room, an airport terminal, or anywhere technology can provide connections.
Laptops already allow many people to work remotely, but the trend is gaining momentum with advances such as virtual reality avatars and telepresence robots.
"People are working not only from home but from wherever it is convenient," says Ted Schadler, an analyst at Forrester Research who studies mobile collaboration technology.
"Some people may leave early and then work at home after they put the kid...