The coronavirus pandemic, in a matter of months, changed the ways in which people work around the world. It created a revolution in work from home, and brought to the forefront technologies such as 3D printing and Artificial Intelligence. In doing so, it created conditions for challenges to ideas of managing people and work that emerged, along with the first offices and mills, in the very different world of the First Industrial Revolution. The technologies that have enabled a rapid switch to alternative ways of work and study were already long in place. This academic paper written in the early days of the pandemic in 2020 looked at the rise in adoption of these technologies set against a backdrop of the history of work from home, and argued that the global pandemic possibly hastened the downsizing of the traditional office, and the arrival of the 4th Industrial Revolution. It was published as the concluding chapter of the book.Emerald, U.K.