I’ve previously shared some of Pieter Levels’ content and story. In case you haven’t read that post, he’s the Founder of NomadList & RemoteOk and is one of the most prominent digital nomads. He did a detailed breakdown of the future of digital nomading which is a great watch (or you can read the written version on his site).
The key takeaways from the video are that:
- The freelance industry and internet speeds are both increasing quickly
- Fewer people are getting married in the U.S. (which leads to reduced homeownership)
- Travel costs between places are generally decreasing while also increasing in speed
In Pieter’s words:
“To summarize, we have fast, cheap internet, fast, cheap air travel, so many freelancers, everybody’s almost a freelancer, nobody’s marrying (or less people, at least), and everybody’s dating everyone. There’s no ownership, so I only have a laptop in my back … Like nomads, we’ll move around the world. We don’t own anything. Most of us, what we do is rent, use Airbnb, or stay in hotels, we buy food, that stuff.”