Jason Hope: Towards an Integrated Future
Jason Hope has established himself as an Arizona based futurist, philanthropist, and investor in technology. Having received a degree in finance from Arizona Sate University and M.B.A from the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU, much of his work regards the development of the “Internet of Things“, a phrase to describe the growing trend of everyday items and utilities becoming connected in some fashion to the internet. The ubiquity of wireless communication and products with embedded internet access have spurred the development of networks of devices that were until recently unconnected. Mr. Jason Hope contends that the increased prevalence of integrated connectivity will pay large dividends to the consumer in terms of convenience; He further cites the benefits of the Internet of Things in its real time monitoring of roads and public transportation, and the potential asset it may be to emergency medical services through collection of traffic data.
Jason Hope writes extensively at Tech.Co about the interwoven trends and disciplines that have led to the creation and implementation of the “Internet of Things”, from connectivity and access, to stability and security concerns. Mr. Hope foresees that a growing Internet of Things will act as the next major advance in the tech industry: pointing to trends in the sector for 2015 and 2016 – such as Cisco’s 1.4 billion dollar investment in connective technology – Hope indicates that the architects of the industry are setting the foundations for a world of inter-networked physical devices, and are banking on the future growth of this market.
In addition to being an advocate for interconnection in technology, Jason Hope’s philanthropic interests include cutting edge medical research. He is a financial supporter of the SENS Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of age related illnesses. In 2010, he donated 500,000 dollars to the SENS Foundation’s work on arteriosclerosis and hypertension.
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