If you have been paying to the technology industry that has been growing before our eyes then you are probably at least sort of aware of Jason Hope. Hope is a futurist, technologist, writer and entrepreneur. Hope is most well known for his work with the SENS Foundation but now he is shifting his focus toward the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is a joyous little concept that could end up fundamentally shifting the way that we live our lives. The Internet of Things is a technological phenomenon that explains how our daily activities will become increasingly connected to the internet — literally.
One of the easiest ways to see how effective the Internet of Things can be in real world applications is by looking at the airline industry. Airline companies rightfully get their fair share of flack due to customer service and price gouging issues, but there are going to be airline companies in the future that go all in on the Internet of Things in order to make their service a step above the rest. We’ll look to Virgin Atlantic as a prime example of a company that Hope believes is profiting directly from the Internet of Things.
We can start by analyzing how Virgin Atlantic as embraced the Internet of Things with their Boeing 787 jets. This plane is the commercial plane that is commonly used by people who are flying daily, all over the globe. What makes the Boeing 787 so important and special, in regards to the Internet of Things, is that it is connected directly to the internet. From rail all the way to the nose you are looking at a device that has been interfaced directly with the internet. Analysts can read information to stay up to date on the operational statistics of the plane at all times.Outside of the plane and back into the airport the Internet of Things will make it possible for people to closely watch the way their baggage treks along behind them. We can see that the Internet of Things has life changing application and also smaller, more convenient applications as well. Jason Hope believes that this is the next great industry and we believe him.