The internet has been a profound game changer in the world and we are looking at new ways that it will change the world’s economy. Jason Hope a renowned futurist as well as a tech adviser, writer, and speaker has been on board with a concept called the Internet of Things for years now. The Internet of Things is a concept that looks like it will dramatically change the way we live our lives. What is the Internet of Things? Why does Jason Hope believe in it? Well, let’s dig in.
When broken down to its core concept, the Internet of Things refers to the way that the internet is connecting to everything in our daily lives. We aren’t just talking about our phones and laptops — we are talking about all of our day to day items. We already see that the Internet of Things has impacted the fitness world in a huge way: there are shoes that track your routes and fitness levels digitally, there are basketballs that record shooting statistics for professional players, and there is, of course, the famous Fitbit. This is just one way that the Internet of Things is creating a new industry of technology. Jason Hope doesn’t think it will be the last.
In fact, Jason Hope believes that the Internet of Things is going to be one of the next most popular tech industries on the entire planet. Right now the Internet of Things lives on the fringes of entertainment, but there will come a point in time where it actually changes the way we fundamentally live our lives. Jason Hope points to how the airline industry is embracing the Internet of Things. He also points to how emergency response vehicles can embrace it to save lives and bring about great social change.