Nomads are open to change. The tribe's identity is strengthened by the diverse environments in which it evolves. Adaptability to changing situations is the condition of nomadic life.

The most sedentary a society becomes the less open to changes it is. The sedentary society enforces stability through control mechanisms that free spirits, hackers and nomads perpetually seek to tansverse creatively.

The panoptical system of surveillance described by Foucault examplifies the internal mechanisms of the sedentary society, aiming at preventing the development of alternatives social structures.