If you went back in time even just thirty years then you would be looking at a world that lacked connectivity, at least in comparison to our current day and age. The change, of course, was the internet. Now techno entrepreneurs and giant corporations alike are trying to find their way into the next big thing with the internet.
Jason Hope, a board member on XPrize and a Harvard graduate, believes that the Internet of Things is that future. What is the Internet of Things? Well, we’re glad that you asked.
The Internet of Things refers to the interfacing of technology in our day to day life via an internet connection. Having every day objects connected to the internet in a two way network means a whole lot more than you might realize. Jason Hope believes that a connected world is our future and, unlike Asimov, he sees it as an entirely good thing. Imagine a world where buses were on time thanks to constantly updated smart maps. Imagine a world where traffic is essentially set to 0 thanks to smart cars driving people around.
Hope knows that the technology for the Internet of Things is at its infancy. We are seeing gigantic leaps of growth in every day tech that will eventually lead to this revolution. Hope, who has experience first hand with tech innovation thanks to XPrize, believes that the Internet of Things is going to be the next big thing and he’s advocating heavily for people to get involved.
Learn more about Jason Hope: http://www.slideshare.net/jasonhope