For Arizona entrepreneur and futurist Jason Hope, the Internet of Things is not just the wave of the future, it is the future. With the Internet of Things, the net isn’t just something that we log into with our computers or smartphones, it is also our coffee maker being able to communicate with our fridge and our smartphone to coordinate our lives and make our mornings run even more smoothly.
Hope has written extensively on the subject, explaining that as people become more and more accustomed to having their individual devices synch with one another, businesses
and consumers will become increasingly reliant on that technology. Therefore companies, individuals and governments are going to have to focus on making those investments now in order to avoid playing catch-up later on. Hope has said that the Internet of Things’ focus on utility, both for urban and rural areas, has the power to fundamentally change our daily lives, making them safer and more efficient.
His reputation as a futurist has been earned through his extensive knowledge of technology and business, and how the two are likely to interact in the future. Some of those predictions, such as homes where the lighting and temperatures are run by smart devices, are coming true already in 2017 and he sees that trend growing and developing as they become the norm for society.