Ogel - Decentralised Innovation Hubs
The profits we make at Leaderless will be used to build Decentralised Innovation Hubs called Ogels.
Ogel - Lego backwards - will be made of shipping containers. They are relatively cheap and can be re-purposed so we clean up the environment. And because eCommerce is one of the main courses we offer to help people ship the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4iR) products they make.
It is vitally important that these Decentralised Innovation Hubs are built in natural surroundings because as much as we are connected, we need to teach people to disconnect from the digital world too. The curriculum for the classes in our first Decentralised Innovation Hub has already been developed and young entrepreneurs will learn about Social Entrepreneurship, Blockchain, Internet Of Things, Ecommerce, 3D Printing, Cloud and Flow (to help people reach their highest potential).
The initial pilot Decentralised Innovation Hub will be for the Leaderless team, the core team of people who will teach digital disruption. Our main focus is to bring about trust again and this we will do by training 1000 Blockchain developers. Some will join our team to continue working on the Leaderless platform while others will go onto helping other companies bring about transparency and trust into their business processes.
Our goal is to get the initial pilot programme off the ground and then start replicating the Ogels as quickly as possible. In conjunction with GIBB construction whose social responsibility is also education, we plan to put the first Decentralised Innovation Hub down in 2018. A 3Ha piece of land in the Western Cape where we will have enough space to build the projects we need to build to become self sustainable and to create jobs in the process.
One of the most important goals is to teach young entrepreneurs how to disrupt the high cost of communication. Ideas need to flow and relationships need to be built without having to watch every penny if we want new jobs to be created. This is why we plan to build these Decentralised Innovation Hubbs up the coast of South Africa first and connect them through fibre.
Here, we're teaming up with the Fibre Council of South Africa to get data to these Decentralised Innovation Hubs in order for young entrepreneurs to get all the data they need and grow a profitable business so that they can create new jobs of the 4iR.
Together with Freedom Won, electricity to these hubs will be off the grid, encouraging students to find new and better ways of sourcing energy so that we are less reliant on government and teach people how to take ownership of their own small community.
We plan to fill these Decentralised Innovation Hubs with as much technology and automation as possible to see if we can create time in order to focus our minds on coming up with new ideas to help people pivot into different jobs.
An example of a Decentralised Innovation Hub we are thinking about.
These Innovation Hubs will be built for 150 Social Entrepreneurs, Dunbar's number of how many people we can have meaningful relationships with. Entrepreneurs who understand that the rate of digital disruption will be exponential and that the only way to survive in a world where technology will replace jobs, will be to collaborate.
By far, the most important course we will offer at these Ogels will be Flow - a course about the mind for each individual to disconnect from the digital world and to reconnect with self and our environment in order for them to reach their highest potential. One of the projects we will build for example, is our own 3D printed flotation tanks - salt water tanks Navy Seals use to speed up the process of learning a language in 6 weeks versus 6 months. Emotional Intelligence will be one of the courses within Flow to help entrepreneurs identify their emotions and respond in better ways.
As we develop these Decentralised Innovation Hubs up the coast, could some of the containers be used as collection points for ecommerce deliveries so that we bypass supermarkets and malls thus creating more jobs for people making new and exciting products, clothing and food from home for example? It is here where we have begun discussions with farmers to bypass expensive supermarkets so that they can deliver healthy food to Social Entrepreneurs.
Can we, by creating these Decentralised Innovation Hubs, relieve Social Entrepreneurs of the stresses they have so that they can stay focused on the task of thinking of new ideas to create jobs for many more people?
Could we then begin to replicate these Decentralised Innovation Hubbs into Africa and other countries and could a Blockchain ID that vouches for your trustworthiness be the new passport to move between these Innovation Hubs within our own borders, from country to country and eventually from Innovation Hubs on Earth to holiday Hubs on Mars?