Digital Nomads

Technology is getting ever smaller. Every year digital devices become more mobile and power efficient. You can now buy a watch with more computing power than a supercomputer from only a few decades ago. Mobile broadband means you can connect to the Internet well away from a phone line. It is possible to carry a music and book collection that only a few decades ago would have filled several rooms, on a memory stick smaller than a fingernail.

The increasing portability of technology combined with the Internet makes it possible to be productive without being tied to a desk. With a laptop, tablet or mobile phone you can now do work while travelling that not long ago would have required a large desktop computer. Audio and video conferencing mean meetings and computing tasks can be done remotely.

So why should you be stuck in an office with people you hate, earning just enough to pay the extortionate rent on a tiny flat, when you could be travelling the world? A new type of nomadism is possible, one that uses mobile digital technology to enable high-productivity work while travelling.

With solar panels and efficient low-power devices it is now possible to be productive even in remote areas. The future is mobile, so why shouldn't you be?

Different types of nomadism