Need of a Global Identity & Citizenship
Post-materialistic interconnected world is exciting and creating new opportunities and lifestyles. Digital Nomads / location independent workers live and work across the world a.k.a 'micro Lives' and identify as citizens of the world. National & cultural identities are great but there is a need of an additional ‘Complementary’ global identity that aim to transcends national borders, solve global challenges and present digital nomads agenda to the world. This is not a replacement of any existing identities, culture, heritage or overriding ancestors, we have a huge respect for those identities :) we are just addressing a need of global citizens and our new digital world.
This is not an idea we came up with, an early expression of this value is found in Diogenes of Sinope (c. 412 B.C.), a an ancient greek philosopher when asked where he came from, he answered: 'I am a citizen of the world (kosmopolitês)'".
Thomas Paine also famously said, "my country is the world, and my religion is to do good
Albert Einstein described himself as a world citizen and supported the idea throughout his life. World citizenship has been promoted by distinguished people including Garry Davis, who lived for 60 years as a citizen of no nation, only the world.
Not only digital nomads feel the need of a global identity but many non-digital-nomads really want to identify as Global citizens. Recent polls reveal that people are increasingly identifying themselves as global, rather than national, citizens.
- 2016 BBC World Poll shows that 56 per cent of the respondents consider themselves, first and foremost, as ‘global citizens,’ rather than national citizens.
- 2016 World Economic Forum Survey indicates that the vast majority of young people identify themselves first as ‘human’ (40.8 per cent) and ‘citizens of the world’ (18.6 per cent), while national identity only comes third (13 per cent)
Citizenship is multilayered. It is, for example, national and supranational, as demonstrated by European Union citizenship or –quite differently –an African Union passport. It can totally be digital, as demonstrated by e-Estonia Residency program.
Similarly we are forming a First Digital Nation of Remote workers a.k.a Digital Nomads Nation. Our global communal bond is founded on shared remote working lifestyle, digital earning and sense of being a world citizen.
Digital Nomads Nations Agenda
Our community's agenda is more than a global social network for remote workers. We would like to put efforts to make international agreements with organizations and Governments around the world to address the challenges of Digital Nomads and remote workers. Our world governance systems need a massive update to be aligned with modern day workers, life 2.0 and digital world realities. We will be focusing on the following major themes to work on first followed by other minor issues.
Legitimize virtual resident status,
Remote company management
Remote bank accounts without physically visiting a country
Address global issues of climate change, human rights, access to clean water and global poverty.
Article 25(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), according to which ‘every citizen shall have the right and the opportunity ... to take part in the conduct of public affairs, directly or through freely chosen representatives.’ Such a community may function in four areas: law (constitution, membership acquisition, registry), governance (political institutions, diplomacy, international agreements, taxes), welfare services (education, healthcare, social security), and economy (trade, corporate activities, fees). It can provide an ID registry, a dispute resolution system, collaborative decision-making, a virtual bank.
Become a Global Citizen & Star a Digital Nomad life