Jack Dorsey has decided to move to Africa for three-six months next year.
The Twitter CEO, who was exploring Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa in the continent, expressed his unhappiness as his tour came to an end.
In his tweet on Wednesday, he said that ‘Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!)’. While the top boss isn’t sure where he plans to move in the continent, he said he will ‘be living there for 3-6 months mid-2020’. “Grateful I was able to experience a small part,” he ended his post.
Sad to be leaving the continent…for now. Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!). Not sure where yet, but I’ll be living here for 3-6 months mid 2020. Grateful I was able to experience a small part. 🌍 pic.twitter.com/9VqgbhCXWd
— jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) November 27, 2019
Dorsey is known for his world travels and sometimes-eccentric practices. He said he was in Melbourne, Australia in September, and in Myanmar last December, where he said he celebrated his birthday with a 10-day silent vipassana meditation.
Dorsey appears to have continued his vipassana practice, tweeting a picture from his third 10-day vipassana meditation in South Africa last week. But the majority of his trip appears to have been spent meeting with the tech community across the country.
Jack Dorsey’s visit stands in stark contrast with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s 2020 goal to host public discussions on the future of technology in society, which has drawn attention for its lack of diversity .
Africa, much of which lacks the infrastructure of countries in the Western world, has traditionally been treated as an afterthought by many of the big tech companies.
Whether Dorsey’s trip to the continent signals a change remains to be seen. But he’s not the only tech bigwig travelling to Africa.Former Alibaba Group chairman Jack Ma was also in Ethiopia this week, signing an agreement to establish a new trade platform.
According to Dorsey, ice-cold bath in the morning “unlocks” his mind and he can take on any challenge while a 15-minute “sauna” in the evening, followed by another three-minute ice-bath, relaxes him.
On his birthday on November 19 last year after visiting India, Dorsey did a 10-day silent meditation in Myanmar.
“For my birthday this year, I did a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation, this time in Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar. We went into silence on the night of my birthday, the 19th,” he tweeted.
In Myanmar, the Twitter boss lived in a single room. “During the 10 days: no devices, reading, writing, physical exercise, music, intoxicants, meat, talking, or even eye contact with others,” he tweeted.
For my birthday this year, I did a 10-day silent vipassana meditation, this time in Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar 🇲🇲. We went into silence on the night of my birthday, the 19th. Here’s what I know 👇🏼
— jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) December 9, 2018