True but it's still interesting too analyze it.
Office work being moved from Office buildings to labtops has caused a decline in commercial real-estate. And it's probably going to change cities. City centers might go away.
2 new tendencies will emerge.1
Without the high capital cost of office buildings, the barrier to entry is now much lower, and that means more co-ops and small bourgeois capital can compete.
Getting rid of office buildings means destruction of capital, and that means the profitrate might climb.<VariableCapital the proportion of capital invested in wages.<ConstantCapital the proportion of capital invested in stuff.<SurplusValue the social product over and above what is required for the producers to live. The measure of value is labour time, so surplus value is the accumulated product of the unpaid labour time of the producers.profit-rate= SurplusValue / (ConstantCapital + VariableCapital)
Office-buildings are part of ConstantCapital, if that shrinks, SurplusValue is divided by a smaller number and the profit rate goes up.2
The second aspect is that piping all office labor through computers means that it will become entirely quantifiable as a digital IO-stream that can be used to train machine learning models. Corporate bureaucracy will be reduced to a IT-guy and a few office workers handling the edge cases where not enough machine learning training data exists.
Who would have thought that corporate managers would get automated before manual-labor. Also unexpected is that small business and co-ops might become viable again.Speculation time
If all the organization of a company can be condensed into a software-package, it could become viable to one-click deploy an entire company just to make a single product. So it might actually be possible to reverse consolidation to some extend, which is very weird and unexpected.