On the 25th of October 2018 we purchased a house in Klerksdorp, North West South Africa. The idea is to convert the house into a Virtual Reality Innovation Hub. We have identified Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality as a Long-Term Skill Shortage for South Africa. Our aim is to train South Africans in the art of creating Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality solutions.
This include Virtual Reality Training and Augmented Reality Innovation:
- C# Programming
- Unity 3D Training
- Blender 3D Modeling
- Panorama Images and Virtual Tours
- 360° Camera – 360° Filming and Post Production
- 3D Texturing
We decided to document the process as we get the Innovation Hub fixed and launched. Unfortunately the house got vandalized and we are in the process of fixing the house and converting it into a Virtual Reality Innovation Hub and Training Center.
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality will play a crucial role in the transitioning to the 4th Industrial Revolution. It is set to become the ultimate interface for everything digital.
360° Virtual Reality Tour of Innovation Hub South Africa Klerksdorp
Below is a Virtual Tour of the Home taken in April 6, 2019 when we discovered that the House was vandalized. We decided to create a Virtual Tour of the house to show
- The Damage that was done to the house.
- How the house will be turned into the Virtual Reality Innovation Hub.
- To Document the progress.
The Thieves broke most of the basins and stole the taps and plumbing from the house. The sad thing is that we estimate the damage to be in the region of R250 000.00 and the thieves most likely got less than R5000.00 for their loot.
This is a perfect example of why we should stand together to create employment in South Africa. It is important to establish opportunities for the youth to make them employable and to reduce poverty and crime.