We are living in the unbridled age of technological expansion. By the virtue of considering an idea we basically dream it into existence. Now, more than ever, we are expanding our tech world at an amazing rate. Jason Hope is an entrepreneur, futurist, and philanthropist who has focused exactly on the ever expanding world of technology. His latest focus has been on the Internet of Things — a larger term that describes how the internet will link up all of our day to day activities into one convenient cloud of tech. The Internet of Things, or IoT as it is shortened to, is a game changer. Hope points to driverless cars as the next big innovation within the Internet of Things.
If you wanted to break down what the Internet of Things is and actually does you would have to take a long look at how connected we are in the first world. We can refer to our connection sort of like the show ‘The Jetsons’ from way back. Every thing that we do is connected to the internet in some fashion and Jason Hope, who went to the University of Arizona, believes that this connection is only going to expand. As a futurist it is Jason Hope’s job to find tech innovations before they happen in order to embrace them and get them out into the world. Hope says, “Right now the IoT is really just a catch phrase for a new and interesting technology option.” Hope goes on to supply the idea that the IoT is growing at a rate that will bring us to where “it is going to be so commonplace, we also won’t think about it.”
Jason Hope understands that the Internet of Things can be a tough concept to grapple with but that doesn’t mean that the fear is warranted. Hope knows that this is the case in particular with driving cars, where passengers have to put their faith in technology. Hope says, “Where do you put the fear when you choose to innovate?” Right now driverless cars are in production but they seem to be something of a nebulous concept at this point, more a buzz word than a reality. Right now limitations are in place with testing that prevent the kind of progress Hope believes is happening around the other concepts within the Internet of Things that are currently in development around the world.
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