It has been a really eventful week this week. On Thursday, my theme and I visited Huawei’s R&D Centre! It reminds me that Huawei is not all about cellphones and tablets, they work on a lot of technology as well! They are a giant tech company steadily making its way up the global market.. Here are some highlights!
What was really interesting for me was the use of VR to train employees. This concept allows the trainees to work in a safe environment without fear of failure. Certain tasks are dangerous in real life, like climbing up a cell tower to fix a component. Using VR to familiarize the trainee before the real experience will allow him to be better prepared for his task. It is easy to envision a future where VR allows anyone to learn any hard skill due to its ability to remove limitations like lack of resources and proper environment.
On Friday, Zhaotong brought Yuanlong, Jingqi and me to a few museums in Hangzhou that she had been to for buddy day (They’re free!). Pictures!
Visiting these museums was eye-opening because it allowed me to see the evolution of these cultural objects. This history tells a story of the design process over a long period of time. How blades evolve through different materials and manufacturing processes. How umbrellas and fans evolve to suit certain needs like portability and function. It makes me feel that no matter how refined we think our own designs may be, maybe a few years or decades later someone might be able to come along and make it even better!
Lastly, on Saturday, a group of us visited 北高峰 (Bei Gao Feng), a hike that was much more exhausting than last week at 飞来峰 (Fei Lai Feng). There was a slight drizzle so there was that added difficulty as well. It was 314m high (But we had to climb up and down a lot, it wasn’t just ascending), and a few kilometres of horizontal distance covered. It reminds me of the days in army where we had to trek through the jungles and mountains. Although this wasn’t as tiring as that, but it was still tough!
It was a really fun 3 days in a row, I’m looking forward to more next week!