If you're passionate about computers, then you probably understand their architecture. On the most fundamental level, it's a machine with a plethora of transistors. This man-made product invented in the USA after the Second World War started an Information Age. And "Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology" by Chris Miller is a thrilling account of the seven decades of semiconductor manufacturing. Including the power dynamics that influence every business trade and every military conflict.
2022 was an eventful year and despite it, I focused on grounding myself. A combination of supporting nomad community, new business model and a lot of time spent in nature allowed me to find peace at the turbulent geopolitical shifts. Here are the most significant things that I recall from the last year.
Healthy thriving community is the most important quality for Anne Kuppens, the owner and founder of Nine Coliving in Tenerife. I had a privilege to experience it and befriend many nomads by staying for over a year at this magical place. In our conversation we talk about Anne's passion for traveling, Latin America, salsa, and how she built the coliving with the support and help of international friends.
Apple understands that their flagship mobile device has to offer groundbreaking features. Therefore, it's refreshing to see an entirely new satellite functionality that combines dedicated built-in antenna, data compression and software stack. This currently delimited offering is a glimpse into the future of smartphones connectivity.
On September 7th, 2022 Apple announced the new iPhone 14. With it, they introduced two big shifts in terms of smartphone connectivity. From now on, iPhones will only support eSIM and will have entirely new satellite functionality. This article focuses on iPhone 14 eSIM implications for digital nomads.
If web3 foundation lies in decentralization, why do so many projects rely on centralized web2 platforms? It seems that the "revolution" promised by every other web3 project uses tools that are notoriously prone to centralized abuse. In the form of paywalls, censorship and surveillance capitalism. Here are some decentralized web2 alternatives for your web3 endeavor.
Being always connected should be an option, not a struggle. The silicon chip we call SIM has been essential for mobile phone adoption by the majority of human population. But because it grew on top of national telecoms it inherited many issues that date back to Graham Bell – the inventor of cable telephone. Fortunately, we now have an eSIM that addresses the need for international mobility of digital nomads.
Poland, the country where I was born, joined the European Union in 2004. Since then, I'm fortunate to travel and work in all member countries without restrictions. Due to worsening Polish political situation and war in Ukraine I needed to reevaluate my international setup. After contemplating I decided to become a resident in another EU country that's very welcoming for digital nomads.
Sometimes hard decisions can unlock new possibilities. That's how I feel about resigning from creating new content in Polish language. While it would be great to offer my creations in my mother tongue, it is simply too much overhead. I strive for minimalism, and with this one hard decision, I eliminate 1000 more decisions in the future. Overall, it creates more time for productive creativity.
Finding right answers takes time. Also, answers evolve to better fit current circumstances. I keep asking myself – what is the best way to convey my experience and knowledge about the world of digital nomads. And I think I found a great fit.