The more I read, the more convinced I became that nomads had been the crankhandle of history.Bruce Chatwin, British writer and traveller
Digital Nomads are individuals that leverage digital technologies to perform their work duties, and more generally conduct their lifestyle in a nomadic manner.
Whether it is a pure digital nomad, the person who has his focus on traveling in while working; or it is the urban digital nomad, the ones who move within the same city and usually is a Smart city, the digital nomadism movement reflects the liberty to work remotely and to have a high life-work balance. The Smart Workers, in fact, often work remotely from foreign countries, cafes, public libraries, co-working spaces or recreational vehicles.
Potential digital nomads dream of being able to change their way of life, to become finally free to live and work anywhere, taking advantage of the new opportunities offered by the Web.
In times of Internet of things, Digital Nomad is a definition without boundaries. Nowadays everyone that owns a laptop and smartphone and lives on-the-go, not because they don’t have permanent job but to take advantage of the location independence to brainstorm ideas, send emails, listen to podcasts. Nomad is no longer a concept related to the digression or crossing the borders. Rather than pragmatic, it is an anthropological phenomenon.
Jobs are changing from a quality point of view, especially thanks to the development of new technologies that are really easy to use. High-intellectual jobs, for example, can also be done remotely, as new technologies make stationary workplaces increasingly insufficient.
It is the companies themselves that encourage the remote working of employees and collaborators, thereby saving on the costs of physical workplaces and optimize time. The very growth of the third sector means that many jobs and professional activities are done directly with the customer or even remotely, compared, for example, to the needs of the manufacturing sector.
This evolution is coherent with the growing needs of people who can recover a better balance between work and private life thanks to working remotely; with greater autonomy and flexibility in managing time and space.
Digital Nomads have better chance of finding a balance in their Lifestyle than stationary workers, contributing, along with increased work productivity, also to greater personal satisfaction.
The Digital Nomad, therefore, is not the clichéd image of someone working from a beach in Bali, following the bucolic idea of the absence of constraints. Digital Nomad is the person who commutes for hours on the train to go to work, the one who relocates from one city to another because they have a job unrelated to geographical boundaries.
We are all Digital Nomads, at least in our style of life.
Today, the nations of the world are succeeding rapidly in making it possible to overcome the barriers of time and space to live as members of a family of nations closely connected as a result of the advances made by modern science and technology.Haile Selassie, negus neghesti etiope
Technology transforms the habits and shapes new Lifestyles, alternative and more sustainable than the traditional models. Smart Life and Smart Work are based on personal aspirations and the desire for independence and mobility, completely changing the lifestyle and social dynamics. It is therefore necessary to redefine the Lifestyle in a transversal way, not only useful to Digital Nomads but to all Smart People who aspire to become one. By Lifestyle, in fact, we are referring to aesthetics, mindfulness, attitude and also hedonism.
It’s in the emails where all my love, friendship and work relationships are concentrated. I am an immobile nomad who navigates in his uninterrupted relationship with the worlds both near and far. The mobile phone has been in a state of upheaval since the 2000s. The immediate has become natural, it allows lovers to call each other, mail each other, skype each other in an instant from San Francisco to Shanghai. Internet, e-mail, Google, everything communicates, but however, you can’t understand more. Everything has changed and nothing has changed.Edgar Morin, French philosopher and sociologist
Each individual communicates with the outside world and with other individuals through the five senses, as well as through thought and action. In the absence of a physical place, the five senses remain the only link with the others and with the outside world. Virtual places, in fact, would not exist without the stimulations of the five senses because it would be impossible to have experiences to tell. In any possible world, without the five senses it would be impossible to communicate and experience.
The organs of sense, the nuncios and messengers to the outside world, have been admirably structured and placed in the head, as in a citadel, so that they could carry out their functions in the best way possible.Cicero, Roman lawyer, politician, writer and orator.