Meet Emma – Your Work Colleague of the Future

An interesting yet scary video of what could possibly be an accurate portrayal of us in the near future:

“Say hello to Emma, a life-sized representation of how we could look in 20 years’ time if we continue working with poor posture and inadequately set-up workstations. We have worked with a Behavioural Futurist and a panel of experts to create a report on how our health could be affected in the future based on our current working habits. If left unchecked, by 2040, workers’ will be left with permanently bent backs caused by sitting hunched over a desk with poor posture for prolonged periods of time. Workers will also have varicose veins from poor blood flow caused by sedentary working, red and dry eyes from long hours staring at a computer screen, swollen wrists from repetitive movement, hairy ears and nose from poor air quality and red, irritated skin from laptop heat and stress related eczema.”