Jason Hope, Arizona’s most famous tech entrepreneur, has made a career about predicting trends in technology long before they materialize. In some instances, he has been able to do this by becoming the trend setter himself. This has given Mr. Hope a certain authority in his predictions about things to come.
The Internet of Things will change everything
Lately, Mr. Hope has taken to blogs, magazines and tech sites of different stripes to lay out his vision of what the coming technologies broadly termed the Internet of Things will look like and how they will change people’s lives for the better.
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Jason Hope believes that this quickly developing space will represent a transformational achievement, on the order of the Industrial Revolution or the invention of the computer itself.
For starters, Hope believes that technologies like self-driving cars will free up vast amounts of time and create tremendous gains in productivity. This will not just be seen in people’s daily commutes, where, rather than spending hours in traffic every day, the common man will effectively have his own 24/7 personal chauffeur. It will also have huge effects on things like the logistics industry, where one of the main costs in transporting goods over the nation’s roadways is that of hiring drivers and other workers, for example, in the warehouse.
On that note, Jason Hope predicts that facilities such as Amazon’s fulfillment center, which are nearly 100 percent automated, will become commonplace. This will have a profound effect on the costs of production and the ability of labor to be redirected to more value-added tasks.