The airline industry is about to be at the forefront of the newest technological advancements to hit the world in ages. We are, of course, talking about the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is a referential term to the way by which we interact with the internet in day to day objects and activities. We can look at our smart phones as a start but the Internet of Things believes that the prevalence of the internet will be so great that it will become part of everything that we do. At the forefront of this movement of technology is Jason Hope.
Jason Hope is a graduate from ASU with an M.B.A. He got his start in the tech field by establishing Jawa, a mobile communications company. Since then Hope has become one of the leading philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and futurists in the entire tech field. To put things simply, Hope has been looking at the Internet of Things as a concept a whole heck of a lot closer than most people and the results he comes up with are definitely worth paying attention to.
If Hope is right about his faith in the Internet of Things then we are looking at a technological revolution that will bring billions to companies around the world, if they heed the call to start investing in the tech. Hope has pointed to several companies that have already begun to pay attention to the Internet of Things and the corresponding way by which they are prospering. Under Armour has developed a line of athletic shoes that is interfaced with the internet in order to provide vitals, track your fitness statistics, and keep you abreast of your health. He also points to Virgin Atlantic who has developed their Boeing 787 on the foundation of the Internet of Things.Hope believes that the airline industry will be the leader early on in IoT technology. He points to how companies can embrace the Internet of Things by focusing on customer service: easier check in times, creature comforts, and better ways to track your baggage as you fly from city to city. General article.