For years, it was predicted that the future of work will be flexible. Work will be done remotely. Offices will shrink as work becomes increasingly decentralized. Skills will evolve so rapidly that job descriptions will lose their importance. Companies will embrace flexible teams that resemble movie crews to increase productivity and drive projects forward.

This isn’t the future; it’s happening now.

And this isn’t the first time innovation has caused disruption. In the 1800s, gas powered vehicles were introduced, disrupting the transportation industry. These changes required some getting used to. That’s why in 1899, Uriah Smith created the ‘Horsey Horseless,’ an automobile that had the appearance of a horse-drawn vehicle, making it easier for people to embrace the changes.