Author Jesse Boskoff published an article on Engadget that outlined the views of Jason Hope, a futurist and entrepreneur. In his article, Boskoff explains Hope’s stance on the so-called Internet of Things, a term used for the collection of consumer and commercial devices that have Internet connectivity.
Hope outlines his belief that the Internet of Things is a net positive for humanity, leading to a safer, more efficient society. He also argues both in the article and his own writing that the Internet of Things will be a driving force in business.
While the business aspects of the Internet of Things are relevant to Hope’s career as an entrepreneur and a consultant, the beneficial aspects of technology are also of significant concern to him. Hope is a leader among his peers in his philanthropy and push for technology that benefits society at large. His support for organizations includes a generous $500,000 pledge to the SENS Foundation, an organization that researches age-related illness.
He offers grant funding to those who submit innovative ideas that can move society forward. Through grants and philanthropy Hope extends his reach past his own impressive business acumen and industry focus to other areas.