Over the last 50 years, the office has become the place where more and more people spend their working lives. The technology available to agriculture and industry in developed countries is such that large numbers of people are no longer required to produce food or manufactures, and if they are, then globalization of business means that production is moved to where wages are lower. In 2012, in the United States, the largest economy in the world, 62% of people employed worked at least part of the time in offices.