Are you one of us? Read on. You might be.
Digitally-enabled people, on the move, creating a global village. Technomadic is a word we use to describe the way we are beginning to think and behave as a species. Nearly two billion people are already living a lifestyle affected by the internet.
Some are traveling first class in fancy suits to their next board meeting, trying hard to pull themselves away from their constantly-bombarded smartphone. Some have fully equipped RV’s, and bounce around from place to place at leisure, while maintaining an optimal work schedule online. Some keep it simple with a thumb, a backpack, and a laptop.
Others of us are more stationary technomads, living in suburbia with a lightening-fast fiber optic internet connection. Some are still dialing up at internet cafes, or connecting via packet radio from a faraway island. No matter how you get here, connecting via the internet puts you in touch with your human family. Your social circle is no longer limited to your family, co-workers, and neighbors. The internet allows us to become more aware of the breath in others on the opposite side of the world, in cultures completely foreign to us.
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As best we can tell the word “technomad” originated in the 1980s with Steven K. Roberts who set off on a 10,000-mile journey across the U.S. with a wired and solar-powered recumbent bicycle.
Since that time, humanity has become freer to continue fostering relationships and working on projects without the requirement of geographical proximity.
As the word and the lifestyle have gained recognition, several interchangeable terms have surfaced and stayed, such as digitally-enabled nomad, neo nomad, and location independent professional.
We want to take “hippie” back. Originally, the word hippie meant a lot more than the negative stereotype prevalent today. It was an empowering term that denoted awareness – to be hip to something, in the know. Expanded awareness was a goal of the movement with an ideology which included the counter cultural values of the Beat Generation.
“Hippie 1.0 was a time of social change where cultures clashed over ideology, freedom and policy. The younger generation was against the Vietnam War, Corporations, Politics, and everything The Man stood for.” -Jay Deragon
It was an era of experimentation – where sex, drugs, and rock and roll where the norm. Psychedelics were used to attain expanded levels of consciousness and counter cultures where formed into social groups and communities. Hippies stood firm on freedom of expression even if it was opposite of societal norms and laws of the day.
Now, after the cyberspace revolution, a new hippie has emerged. Hippies on HTTP are reshaping and creating new online communities and social movements that challenge the status quo and make progress towards enacting real change – for the people. The 2.0 Hippie movement is picking up where its predecessors left off, and using the world wide web as the driving tool. We are trading psychedelics for source code and social media portals to expand awareness and connect us to each other in ways never before possible.
Connect, Share, Love. It is with these tools, enhanced exponentially through technology, that we will continue to shrink the space between.
We want to take the net back. We at Teknomadics realize both the value and incredible responsibility of having such a powerful tool at our disposal. For too long the mass media has bombarded us with negativity, dead ends, and unsustainable consumerism. Our vision is to propagate useful positivity and action steps to catalyze meaningful change. We want to inspire you to chase your dreams.
We’ve created Teknomadics as a network and info hub for socially and environmentally conscious people from around the world. In these pages you will find resources and stories about living sustainably, traveling responsibly, and contributing to a world more in tune with nature and the cosmos.
Our mission is to promote peace and understanding across cultures by bringing you uplifting, informative, and fun stories from the road. Here you will find showcased people who are BEING the change they want to see in the world.
Teknomadics also provides Web Development and Social Media marketing services exclusively to sustainable business, tourism, and non-profit organizations. We offer volunteer and internship opportunities for the worlds leading sustainable tour operators and properties.