Jason Hope is a futurist who enjoys working and investing in the technology industry. He became an entrepreneur in the mobile space in 2004 and continues to invest in tech startups across the nation.
Jason Hope is a graduate of Arizona State University, earning both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees there. He now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
He sees the future of technology gravitating toward the Internet of Things. IoT devices can communicate with one another wirelessly and over the internet. Every type of object will have a unique identifier and can transmit data without a person being involved. Jason Hope says that it isn’t just convenience that is the promise of IoT but also safety and efficiency.
The concept of the Internet of Things came about at Procter & Gamble in 1999. One of their senior employees, Kevin Ashton, wanted to tag items with RFID (radio frequency ID) and gave this system the name of the Internet of Things. While the idea has been around for nearly 20 years Jason Hope says that it is only now meeting its promise of converging different technologies together and creating machine-to-machine communication.
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Writing about the Internet of Things on a regular basis, Jason Hope has ticked off some of its benefits. He says that in the world of business it will save time and money, improve the experience of customers, create higher levels of productivity, and generate larger revenues.
The futurist points out that IoT devices can increasingly be found in people’s homes. They include things like smart doorbells, smart thermostats, and lighting systems that can be managed through a mobile app. There are also now all sorts of smart small and large kitchen appliances so you can cook without getting off the couch until the process is complete. There are now IoT enabled refrigerators even that can order food on their own when it is running low.
Jason Hope says that this technology is already saving lives. Hospitals are increasingly using IoT devices to monitor patients closely. If their condition goes south a nurse or doctor can quickly respond. This tech is also being used to do things in hospitals such as inventory management for both medical instruments and drugs in the pharmacy.