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The greatest human migration in history will happen in the next decade

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    I was just talking to @mubashariqbal about how, despite podcasting seeming like a very popular (almost too popular) trend, some of the best companies in podcasting are just now getting started by providing solutions to very basic and obvious problems.

    Remote work seems similar. Lots of basic problems that people want solved, and therefore probably plenty of opportunities for new business ideas.

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    Brilliant article and such a key opportunity/challenge for governments. The fastest to enable immigration and taxation systems to cope will thrive.

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    Interesting article, and definitely see big opportunity in remote work, but skeptical on the whole mass migration, nomad movement to the scale that Pieter thinks is coming.

    His definition is "work remotely from a different country" and I think that's a tough sell for a lot of people (unless you're talking about people doing something like a short workcation).

    A much more likely trend is the people will move out of the big cities to places close enough to get back too on a regular basis.

    For example, I live about 2 hours away from both Boston and NYC, and so I've had the advantages of living in a small town with access to all the things big cities can offer, whenever I need them.

    The vast number of people doing remote work in the pandemic wouldn't fit with the nomadic definition, so still a long way to go before we a mass migration to the nomadic lifestyle.

    Perhaps in the world outside of the USA it's more likely, since countries are much smaller, but I'd be surprised if large numbers of people in America turned nomadic.

    We will still see big shifts in society as people spread to fill more of their countries, instead of being concentrated in big cities, so overall yes Pieter is correct in his thesis, just niggling on some of the specifics 😀

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      It's an easy POV to have when you're in your twenties and childless, after that the lifestyle becomes impractical and undesirable to most. I decided in my late thirties to live this life, and have been trying to find a partner for almost five years. 😆

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        The vast number of people doing remote work in the pandemic wouldn't fit with the nomadic definition, so still a long way to go before we a mass migration to the nomadic lifestyle.

        I didn't write this and I don't believe it'll be short-term nomad-style movement at all. I'm arguing there will be permanent relocating of people due to remote work.

        I've modified the intro a bit to make this clearer:

        Here's my thesis on the next decade of remote work and how it'll transform society. I think we're on the verge of the greatest migration in human history. It won't be nomads traveling around the world, but it will be millions of people start relocating semi-permanently to places better fit for living.

        https://levels.io/the-greatest-migration

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          Great article. I love the depth you go into. I also love your homepage video with quotes from Arthur C Clark and the founder of Intel predicting this huge remote work trend 50+ years ago.

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