Digital Nomadism: A New Way of Life for The iGenerationist

We all know what a nomad is: a person who carry with him his home and don’t have a specific place of residence. We all know what the word digital means or represent. But what a hell does the expression Digital Nomadism means?

Digital Nomadism
How sure are you that you aren’t a digital nomad? Do you use telecommunications technologies to earn a living? Or is it that you conduct business or do things more with dependency on technology? If you answer Yes, then you are a digital nomad. In fact, your digital nomadism level might have gone overboard! 🙂

Well according to Wikipedia, this is a person “who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and, more generally, conduct their life in a nomadic manner.”

I believe this is more than that. Why?

Because three phenomena are appearing in the same time.

First: Emergence of broadband telecommunication in remote location and WiFi propagation all over the world. It’s never been so easy to have connection to the web. In some countries sometimes it’s the only way to transfer money or to be paid as the figure below shows.

Digital Nomadism statistics

Second: With the digitalization trend and the globalization, “people who are holding 2 or more jobs in this economy are not unusual. In fact, according to the most recent available numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, (2010 Census) in December of 2011 more than 7 million people in the US were holding 2 or more jobs.”

This tendency creates a fuzzy situation between the time dedicated to work and the time dedicated to leisure. As a result, you can spend your time in vacation and still be able to generate revenue and value.

Third: The increase of time in transportation and traffic. We live in a period of fears and threats which drives us to take more and more security measures to protect ourselves from potential risks. Lost time in airports or stations has been multiply by three in the last 20 years. The traffic on roads and the time spent in a queue has more than double. As a result, we work more and more at home or outside home. To be efficient you have to be able to work where you are when you want.

Digital Nomadism Lifestyle
Making a Living With Technology: Being a digital nomad isn’t a bad idea for those who value the ever-changing and ever-evolving technology industry. Things are vastly changing by the day, because, people are aspiring to have everything at their fingertip and its as a result of your availability as a provider that’ll bring money to your table.

The digital nomadism – far from to be dedicated only to people who live in a nomadic manner – is for me a new way of life where you decide where you work, when you work and with who you work. Your nomadism is linked to the disappearance of your office and desktop.

Welcome to the iGeneration who will establish this trend as a new standard?


2 responses to “Digital Nomadism: A New Way of Life for The iGenerationist”

  1. Kavya Sharma Avatar
    Kavya Sharma

    This is an intersting way of life as Such workers typically work remotely—generally from foreign countries, coffee shops, public libraries,—to accomplish tasks and goals that traditionally took place in a single, stationary workplace

  2. Dhaval Parmar Avatar
    Dhaval Parmar

    ThanksOlawale Daniel, amazing post!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.