It may not seem like it but technology is advancing b y leaps and bounds that is just unrivaled by any other point in history. The internet came along and changed the world, literally, and technology hasn’t slowed down since. Now it looks like there is going to be another big change and this one is going to be fueled by the internet as well — the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things refers to how all of the objects we interact with will interact and network with the internet. Think about all of the ways that the internet can help to make your life more efficient. Jason Hope, a futurist, has put his sizable reputation behind the concept.
Jason Hope has made a career out of being where the rest of the field isn’t all when the time is right. Hope is most well known for his work with the mobile communications company, Jawa. Jawa is now the parent company to a slew of other tech companies and it has given Hope a platform and an ability to start reaching out and developing other big ideas. Hope’s been using this platform to get the word out: the Internet of Things is here and it is going to be dramatically changing our lives.
Jason Hope believes that the Internet of Things is going to bridge the gap between efficiency and affordability all while emphasizing sustainability. Hope advocates looking at the work being done at Virgin Atlantic, a prominent airline industry, in order to get an idea as to why the IoT can be so successful. Virgin Atlantic has been constructing their Boeing 787 jets with the IoT completely in mind. These jets have been wired head to toe to interface with analysts at computers, thus making sure that the plane and everyone on board is safe. Click here to watch video.
We can also look to the public transit system to see how the IoT can improve things. Hope believes that public transit systems running on internet interfacing devices can be more efficient and effective, reducing pollution and getting people where they need to be.