My opinion on this is that eventually it won't matter.
I think that the further along we get into globalization
through the use of the Net, the less dependant we'll become
on the Sun to determine the times to get up and go to bed.
I beleive that in a number of years, many services will
remain open 24 hours a day. Already we have convenience
stores and large scale grocery stores (At least the one
near my home) that are open 24/7. We have the credit
card customer support lines that have people taking calls
all night long. I agree with the previous post saying
that some degree of cohesion is good and it'll probably remain, but in a mutated form. There'll be those who work in the day,
those who work in the evening, and those who work late at
night. Folks will probably come in on the hours or half
hours, because of the tendency for people to like
Aside from that they might just come in whenever, knowing
that no matter what time they arrive, the client will be
there as well. (A rather harrowing prospect)
This will of course have profound changes on the rest of
the work "day". In a best case scenario, rush hour will
even out and distribute itself across the day, providing a
constant low key amount of traffic. Worst case scenario
is that rush hour will be permanently bad. We'd also need
a drastic shift in the economy, since we're doing good
with employing the population in one eight hour shift
with only minimum staffing of the other two. At the rate we're going populationwise, we'll have the requisite number of bodies by that time.
Nonetheless I think this'll happen in the next
Anyone else agree?