The world we live in is fundamentally different than the one people grew up in fifty years ago. The reason being? The internet. The internet is here to stay and there is no two buts about it. Jason Hope, a famous futurist, has been extensively writing on the subject of the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is a nifty little term that covers how our world is ever increasingly shifting toward reliance on the internet. While some people may not like it, Hope believes that the Internet of Things is bringing about a great change in the way we live our life — for the better.
TO break it down, the Internet of Things refers to the simple way with which every day items interact with the internet through a wireless connection. The internet, as it is, is the new big frontier. The Wild West still exists — via the internet. Jason Hope has long believed that the lines between the internet and our every day activities are going to blur. The Internet of Things right now refers a fringe idea that is going to be rapidly growing and expanding into the future.
For Jason Hope this means that the Internet of Things is going to start expanding into vital services that help change and make our day to day lives even better. He points to how urban areas will greatly benefit from streamlined public transit, improved emergency response teams and more. Imagine how a police officer can better respond to a call if their vehicle is hooked up to the Internet of Things, constantly receiving the newest traffic data for the area. Cities could be changed completely by an improved approach thanks to the Internet of Things.One industry that is really embracing the Internet of Things, at least in Jason Hope’s eyes, is the airline industry. Despite the reputation damage that poor customer service can impact, airline companies are more focused than ever on utilizing the IoT to improve their work. Airline industries like VIrgin Atlantic have their airplanes completely connected to the internet, improving the safety of their planes as a result.