A mobile is a decoration that moves as air moves around it. More commonly, it refers to a phone that can be used anywhere there is a cell signal. The mobile phone has revolutionized the world, bringing people closer together than ever before. It can be used for business, personal communications and even to connect to the internet via a cell signal. The first mobile phones were introduced in the early 90’s and are now available in almost every household. The latest mobile technology, called 5G, handles more data than previous models.
Mobile phones have brought healthcare and education to remote areas of the world. Villagers in third-world countries can be diagnosed with a disease by healthcare providers thousands of miles away and have prescriptions sent to them for treatment. Children with autism and those recovering from strokes and brain injuries can communicate with their families using mobile devices. Blind individuals can use phones with special software that speaks to them and can safely guide them through busy cities. They can also use them to check the change received from a purchase and know how much to give back.
A new generation of adventurers is shedding their ties to the sedentary lifestyle and embracing the mobile life. They are downsizing their possessions, converting their camper and saving their income digitally to make the leap from home base to the open road. These individuals call themselves digital nomads and live a life that echoes the expeditions of great explorers.