Being a successful futurist is all about keeping ahead of the competition and knowing which way the winds are blowing. Jason Hope has been setting the mark for the industry for years now. As the founder of Jawa, a mobile communications company, Jason Hope has been able to extensively work with a full array of different people. In this way Hope has been able to tinker around in different industries that appeal to him as a futurist. Most recently Hope has been focusing on the world of biotechnology and specifically the field of anti-aging. In doing so Hope found himself admiring the work being done at the SENS Foundation. Hope would go on to donate $500,000 to the non-profit to help further their efforts.
The SENS Foundation is a prominent non-profit research firm in California and Hope’s interest in their studies bodes well for their future. Hope goes on to say in a statement, “I have had great interest in the SENS Foundation and Dr. Aubrey de Grey’s work for some time now.” Hope also goes on to mention that he thinks biotechnology and anti aging are the future of medical research saying, “Their work and the work of others that they support will drive the complete redefinition and reshaping” of a variety of different industries. As a futurist and as a passionate investor these words should get many people to start paying more attention to the field.
Jason Hope is also focused right now on helping to get the word out regarding the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is a concept that used to sound more like science fiction than reality, but the truth is just the opposite. The Internet of Things right now refers to the concept of smart technology but Jason Hope believes that the definition will evolve soon. Jason Hope believes in a future where our lives are fully integrated with smart technology in all of our possessions and day to day activities.
The Internet of Things is already being used in several different fields in some small ways. You’ll see certain airlines incorporating IoT technology in how they construct their planes. You’ll also see websites like Amazon start to create more products like smart watches or smart shoes that track your exercise. Soon the Internet of Things is going to develop into reducing waste, improving public transit and simplifying life — at least in Jason Hope’s professional opinion.
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