Nomadic – what does the future look like?

With the way the world is changing, could a nomadic future be ahead of us? The world is evolving at a mind blowing rate:

  • The explosion of the internet and how widely available information now is has had the effect of driving down prices across the world, in almost all domains. The internet is ever changing and is something to try and keep up with to maintain our nomadic future.
  • Travel, both national and international, is becoming cheaper and more accessible. You can hardly go about your day to day business these days without seeing an advert for £20 to go to some magical location. It will only get cheaper and this is ideal for a nomadic lifestyle.
  • Location independence is easier than ever. Going abroad no longer means that you will be AWOL for a period of time. We’re so highly connected and technology is at a stage that our entire ‘office’ can essentially be distilled into the contents of a small bag. All you need for a digitally nomadic life is a laptop and internet connection!
  • Hubs for remote workers are springing up all over the world. That way you could even potentially leave your laptop behind and still get work done! (Depending on where you travel, that is!)
  • There is a world shortage of digital skills yet digital skills are relevant to every aspect of our lives, therefore it’s the perfect time to brace yourself for a digital nomads future.
  • In one sense, consumerism is dying; books like ‘Stuffocation’ by James Wallman (worth a read!) demonstrate how little we really need. Meaning that is is that much easier to live a nomadic lifestyle.
  • The world we live in is driven by competition; historically, the need to survive and basic human instincts drove progress but these days life is pretty cushy so day to day life isn’t a fight to survive. It’s a battle to be better. Better than what? That’s up to you; you can try and be better than others or you can try and be better than you were yesterday and which path you choose says a lot about you as an individual.
  • Robotics and the dawn of artificial intelligence means that jobs are changing. Generally there will be fewer jobs as the population grows. ?The recent Swiss Vote on fixed payment to all citizens will eventually happen to us all?.
  • Retail and the high street is changing as Amazon continues to take over the world. Uber, a taxi company owns no cars. Facebook generates none of its own content, Alibaba, the world’s most valuable retailer, carries no stock. AirBnB own no property. Each of these establishments is royalty in its own domain and has succeeded by completely turning the game on its head. Times are changing and they are changing fast!

 

What is a digital nomad?

 

Wikipedia says;

“Digital nomads are people who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and, more generally, conduct their life in a nomadic manner. Such workers typically work remotely – generally from foreign countries, coffee shops, public libraries, co-working spaces and even recreational vehicles – to accomplish tasks and goals that traditionally took place in a single, stationary workplace.”

In order to be digitally nomadic you basically need to use modern media; wifi, VOIP (cheap/free phone calls over the internet) and SAAS (Software as a service / on-demand software) based cloud apps to do what they want, where they want, and for who they want. Digital nomads also often use Hubs, shared offices, co working spaces or coffee shops to ply their trade. Basically whatever venue they choose, depending on what suits them.

There have been 2 major Digital Nomad Conferences run by DNX Global in Berlin in 2015 and Thailand in 2016 and we as the digital nomad family have attended both and have steadily been building our knowledge base to ensure that we can live out nomadic lifestyle and thrive. The time is now. Click here to find out more about the potential of a nomadic future, and how we plan on achieving it, take a look at a brief video from Stuart. Or to take a FREE look at the digital business system we use to live a nomadic lifestyle, click here.

 

Thanks and best wishes,
Mike 🙂

P.S. Join the world of Digital Nomads today!