It can be very daunting going into an airport that you are unfamiliar with. In fact, you might even get lost or be late for your flight. These are all situations that are possible when you’re in an unfamiliar environment. Wouldn’t it be nice to be connected to a network of devices that help make it easier for you to ascertain where you are and get your bearings? Famous futurist Jason Hope believes that this will be the way of future when it comes to air travel. “Tapping In: Jason Hope Reveals How IoT is Revamping the Airline Industry” is an article for anyone that is interested in some of the predictions that he has for the aviation industry and to some of the things that are already being done within that industry to help make the process of travel a bit better.
When talking about that network of devices that make life easier in the earlier example, it is worth noting that such devices already exist on a massive scale all over the world. Anything that is attached to the Internet and actively communicates with other devices is part of what Jason Hope and many other predictors were in the technology field dub the Internet of things. The IOT, for sure, is extensive with an estimated number of more than 25 billion things connected to it by the year 2020. The airline industry is simply one of many other types of businesses that are looking towards IOT as a solution to growing needs.
Such devices will be used very heavily to increase the overall safety of the flight. Engines can be remotely monitored from stations all over the world and staff can be dispatched immediately to help repair such items. This type of diligence can help prevent disasters and maintain a level of quality among airplanes within these systems. There is also more interest in the customer service aspect. The earlier example painted the picture of a traveler is unfamiliar with surroundings. IoT devices can help them navigate their surroundings with competence and ease. It can take a lot of stress out of the process of travel and allow them to take a breather. Such technology will likely increase the instances of travel in the future. Jason Hope has been an outspoken advocate for the IoT movement and seeing some of the potential work that it can do for the airlines is quite encouraging.
Entrepreneur Jason Hope is a believer in the Internet of Things. Specifically, he believes that it is impacting air travel. It seems everything from the jaunt to the airport door to baggage pickup has hurdles in air travel these days. The savvy customer seeks more and more service, and better travel experiences, as they develop relationships with airlines. While airlines have used technology and mileage plans to establish better relationships with customers, they believe they can do even more with Bluetooth technology and the Internet of Things. Jason Hope agrees, and believes that it is in fact the strongest approach to better business in airline travel.
He thinks there will be some hurdles. For example, privacy and data breaches are an obvious risk. Bluetooth technology is connected to people’s phones very often, and this could pose a significant business risk for airlines if they were to have a data breach. Besides computer and data security, Jason Hope believes that the business practices around the Internet of Things must not make the technology obsolete. Lastly, the expense of implementing newer and newer technology could prove to be a significant hurdle for those in the travel business.
What’s on Jason Hope’s radar as far as potential increases in the use of the Internet of Things? Assigned seating, for one, is already in use in some places. It can be personalized different ways, starting with a multiple choice questionnaire performed by the consumer. It can also be based on conditions during air travel, such as the physical comfort of the passenger. How would the airline know how to move a passenger? Again, the Internet of Things proves useful. The sensors of today are so tiny they can be placed on almost anything. They can be used to measure airplane mechanics, humidity in the passenger’s chair, and baggage location.
A self-proclaimed futurist, Jason Hope believes in the more forward thinking uses of Bluetooth technology as a means to better customer satisfaction and more business. While many sensors are in place and in use at some airlines, airports themselves are next to pick up on the trend. Bluetooth technology could go as far as helping the consumer find their way through the airport on time.
Jason Hope, the entrepreneur based in Scottsdale, Arizona, has generously contributed $500,000 to the SENS Research Foundation. Hope is no stranger to philanthropy, and has worked closely with the SENS Research Foundation for some time.
Hope’s motive for the contribution was based in his deep passion for that which the foundation researches. SENS, which stands for Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence, focuses on research and advancements concerning anti-aging solutions and treatment development. The goal, Hope writes in his blog, is not to find a way for people to live forever, but to allow people to have a longer and higher quality of life in the face of age-related diseases. By making such a large contribution to the foundation, Hope believes that more people with age-related diseases will have access to these life-saving treatments.
The foundation has a specific interest in regenerative medicines which counteract cell damage and cell death. These medicines are researched and developed in order to treat age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s as well as heart and lung diseases, which cause the body to age prematurely. Other contributors to the foundation include Paypal CEO Peter Thiel.
Hope’s large contribution was greatly appreciated by the foundation, and the foundation’s CEO Mike Kope looks forward to using the half a million dollars to accelerate several very important projects the foundation is currently undertaking. Ideally, with Hope’s contribution, the foundation’s research will lead to worldwide accessibility of medical treatments for patients with age-related diseases.
In addition to contributing financially to organizations which research biotechnology and cures for diseases, Jason Hope has had a successful career as an entrepreneur. He has established himself as a highly knowledgeable futurist, predicting the future of technology based on current technological trends. He has a noted interest and expertise in the Internet of things, which is the development of everyday objects gaining network connectivity with the ability to send and receive data. Hope’s predictions and articles regarding these technological fields have benefited countless entrepreneurs and investors around the world.