Sitting down with the acclaimed futurist Jason Hope can be an object lesson in the way market trends are starting to converge in on the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things, of course, is the cause that Hope has put his career behind championing over the past several years. As a renowned futurist, and one behind the success of mobile comms company Jawa, people are starting to take notice of his focus on the concept of smart technology. Let’s sit down and see what else he had to say about the future of the industry, where he came from, and what the Internet of Things can do for people.
Jason Hope was born and raised in Arizona and it was there that he went to school. Hope would go on to graduate from Arizona State University with a degree in finance before moving on to get his MBA from the WP Carey School of Business. Hope’s extensive education allowed him to hit the ground running with his work. He would focus on launching his biggest company, Jawa which we mentioned above, and that company would give him the confidence and opportunity to take some more risks. After finding success with Jawa, Hope has begun to focus more and more on the Internet of Things.
Internet of Things
The main crux of Hope’s work in recent years has been on expanding the understanding of the concept that is the Internet of Things. Often shortened to the phrase ‘smart technology’, the Internet of Things is a term that refers to the way that the internet will connect our world in a complete manner. Hope isn’t talking about just your cell phones or your laptop, he is talking about how the Internet of Things will connect every action to the internet. This will lead to a host of improvements tech work in our day to day lives.
Hope believes that the Internet of Things isn’t just going to be a gimmick that is meant to entertain. He believes that the IoT will help to reduce waste around the world, improve efficiency, and even make our lives safer than ever. Hope points to how public transit can utilize the Internet of Things in order to speed up their routes, avoid traffic, and keep passengers up to date on running times. Think of how this same technology could impact waste removal and other public services, including police officers and emergency response time.
About Jason Hope: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SENS_Research_Foundation