The 43-year-old tech executive has been travelling around Africa in these past few months with hopes of building relationships with tech companies while fostering other essential deals that could led to future developments in third world countries.
“Sad to be leaving the continent…for now,” Dorsey tweeted on Wednesday. “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.”
Jack Dorsey was in Ethiopia this week as part of a month long tour across the continent that he tweeted in October he was making. He said he would be meeting with entrepreneurs in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.
Jack Dorsey is known for his world travels and sometimes eccentric practices. He said he was in Melbourne, Australia, in September, and in Myanmar in December, where he said he celebrated his birthday with a 10-day silent vipassana meditation.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is planning a big move to Africa soon with the intention of living there for 3-6 months come mid 2020
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 traveling to Africa. Former Alibaba Group Chairman Jack Ma was also in Ethiopia this week, signing an agreement to establish a new trade platform.
Source: Business Insider
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