Hope is an entrepreneur and philanthropist with an interest in the advancement of technology for human good. The article, written by author Jesse Boskoff, elucidates some of Hope’s ideas on the controversial Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is the term given to devices that are not traditionally used for computing but that have Internet connectivity and the additional features associated with persistent connection. Boskoff describes Hope’s ideas as a “hardline stance” that views the Internet of Things as an ultimately positive force for technology and human advancement.
Advancement could be considered a theme for Jason Hope, whose background in finance and business is decidedly tech-oriented. Hope offers grant funding to individuals or groups with innovative ideas and has pledged a generous sum to he SENS Foundation, a non-profit that is researching age-related illness. Hope’s work in business allows him to consult with companies and his futurist approach pushes those companies forward, keeping them on the cutting edge of their industries.
Hope’s philanthropy and business are manifestations of larger goals. In Boskoff’s Engadget article, it is revealed that Hope believes the Internet of Things will make for a more efficient, less wasteful society that benefits us all.