One keeps hearing stories about travellers living off their lap top. Everyones dream. But how realistic is it? And I think you will find that there are very few that are doing more than just scraping by.
Like everything else it is not as easy and straight forward as it first appears.
The question that really needs to be asked is whether the net and the digital community have matured to a point where the concept of the remote office is accepted and encouraged.
A day that is yet to come.
Right now it is no more than a fanciful dream for most. And an opportunity that is still waiting to happen. But it is more of an opportunity to open doors to those who have none, rather than would be travellers and sightseers.
The digital age and globalisation has already seen the emergance of freelancing and cost savings through outsoucing. But that has simply been a balancing act between salary expectations in the developed economies with those in less developed markets. A means of cutting costs. Nothing new.
Whereas the internet is a the most powerful personal empowerment tool we have ever known. And once we wake up to the fact that we could, that we as individuals can, that concept of the digital nomad will become an exciting reality.