Day 280: Lima, Peru
Since my deep dark secret that I wanted to try to travel indefinitely and become location independent a flood of support has come in and I’ve been so appreciative.
At the same time I was starting to feel the weight of announcing such a big decision publicly and somehow fell into an Internet wasteland where I was spending hours online but doing nothing productive.
I decided I need a drastic change. But how do you do that on the road when everything is a drastic change – you go spend 10 days at a Hare Krishna eco-village.
For the record, I’m not Hare Krishna. I’m a lapsed Catholic who has no intention of unlapsing.
But I like the idea of doing yoga, organic gardening and learning a new culture.
But mostly I’m drawn to
- No Tweetdeck
- No Facebook
- No checking stats 10 times a day to validate whether you actually like what I wrote
I know you’re thinking that’s great but what the hell does that have to do with cyborgs
A while back I read a post from Mars Dorian on digital personas where he oddly mentions cyborgs. On the bus ride here I chose to watch Amber Case’s TEDTalk on my iPod because it was titled We are all cyborgs now and was blown away by how the world conspires to send messages, as Amber says:
…really when you have no extenal input, that is the time when there is a creation of self.
When you can do long-term planning. When you can try to figure out who you really are…
Every time I take a risk, I step outside my comfort zone, the world rewards me. Here it was telling me that I was heading in the right direction.
Watch the video as Amber explains that we’ve all become cyborgs because we’re so connected to technology.
But for the next ten days I will be connected to nothing. No Internet. No phone. No cyborg.
See you on the other side of the wall.