What will workplaces of the future look like? It’s one of the top ten questions global businesses are asking themselves according to Deloitte’s 2013 Human Capital Global trends report, Resetting Horizons. And for good reason: dealing with the here and now is critical, but prediction and adaptation are key to sustained success. And there’s something more: predicting the future is a favourite pastime, and our history is littered with fabulous ideas. Some, like talking on handheld devices, have turned out to be inspired. Others, like us living a life of leisure while robots do all the work, have turned out to be disappointingly fanciful. The challenge has always been about separating the insightful from the noise.