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Ep. 24

The future of digital nomadism

What did life look like for the early digital nomads? Who were the pioneers that helped shape this movement of location-independence, before it was mainstream?

We have another unique format episode to share with you - the first recording of Building Remotely with a live studio audience!
Together with WIRED Co-Founder, author and photographer Kevin Kelly, we have the opportunity to hear about his experiences since the start of his nomadic journey almost 50 years ago. He gives advice for young digital nomads and his predictions for how remote work will affect our future lives. 
At the end of the interview, the episode is followed by a Q+A session where the SafetyWing team had the opportunity to ask Kevin questions on everything from how to reach 1000 true fans, the future of global governance, the remote movement in China and the future of Silicon Valley. 
With him, we also discussed:
  • Learnings from non-western cultures and ancient worlds in regards to nomadism
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the nomad lifestyle
  • Shifting from ownership to access in the modern world
  • The basic human right of mobility
  • Global convergence of basic human needs resulting in a divergence towards the meaning of life.
Find the full transcript here.  
Stay tuned for the next episode in which we will discuss the creation of a product that people love together with Remote Founder and former VP or Product at GitLab, Job van der Voort
What should we talk about next?
We love hearing feedback and suggestions about our previous and future episodes, so tweet us @safetywing with any thoughts, ideas or guests we should invite on the podcast.
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About your hosts

Sondre Rasch

Co-founder & CEO
SafetyWing
Sondre co-founded SafetyWing together with Sarah Sandnes and Hans Kjellby. Born in Bergen, Norway, he studied economics and computer science, before starting work as a policy advisor for the government of Norway advising on social policies. After getting frustrated with the slow pace of government change, Sondre first founded SuperSide (YC W16), a platform for freelance designers. It was here he discovered the lack of a safety net for online remote workers. SafetyWing was then born with the aim of building a global social safety net.

Kevin Kelly

Co-founder
Wired
Kevin Kelly is the Co-founder of WIRED magazine and the Cool Tools podcast where he gives voice to people with unique views and ideas. He is also the author of the bestselling book The Inevitable, a photo book called Vanishing Asia and Recomendo, a weekly newsletter.
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