on Mon Dec 6 23:18:36 2021, in response to Re: IND Second system, posted by K. Trout on Sun Dec 5 19:03:38 2021.
As a network administrator, one of the most common questions I have always had about people who work from home is "how can we tell if they are working?" That hasn't gone away, nor will it. Eventually, those who want to work from home will have a technological price to pay-- they may be required to install remote-operated cameras or keystroke logging software, for example. It will be either that, or you have to work in an office, or not at all. In a society where coercion and technological tyranny has become the norm, this is hardly far-fetched.
As far as the railroads and subways are concerned, as important as the work from home trend may be is the exodus to the suburbs, where regulation and expenses are less. Railroads will need to adapt to a world where central business districts aren't the only places that people want to go. Those companies that do have offices will have them in less-expensive, safer places with lighter regulation.