The folks at Nissan have apparently lost their damn minds. The Japanese automaker has released concept designs for a "mobile office" van that allows the WFH cohort to retreat into nature and still clock in their hours.
We'll pass — The gist of it is that Nissan took one of its NV300 vans and then stuck a "desk module" in the back. Drive somewhere remote (so long as you can get Wi-Fi/cell service) and simply slide the module out so you can breath in fresh air while you work.
Haves and have nots — It looks pretty wacky, frankly, but we wouldn't be surprised to see someone buy a kit like this. The more fortunate white collar workers among us are doing relatively well through the pandemic, and the wealthy are actually doing better than ever. With more people find that working from home is actually pretty great, home sales are rising in more suburban places as workers ditch the dense cities. This van could allow you to check out lots of places before you settle down.
But it's still weird. This little desk cube looks more claustrophobic than a cubicle in an actual office. Just look at tiny homes — people like the idea more than the reality. And for working, reliable internet is actually fairly hard to find out in the type of rural areas depicted in Nissan's mockups. Your co-workers on Zoom are going to be annoyed at your gauche spending during a pandemic and the fact that your video keeps breaking up.
Also, what's up with the weird pattern design on the sides?