One of the most striking features of the foregoing discussion is that there are conflicts and challenges between the accounts generated by the various perspectives we have been looking at. Challenges and conflicts which give rise to quite different characterizations and emphases in describing what the main features of the future of work will be. Despite our preference for tidy conclusions, these differences make it difficult to produce an entirely satisfactory synthesis of what they have to say on the topic. At one level then, we arrive back where we started and have to conclude that there are many futures of work depending on who one is, where one lives, how much education one has had and so on. Even if some way could be found for accommodating these differences between people living within the same national economic structure, this might tell us very little about the situation of people living in quite different national circumstances.