Tech entrepreneur Jason Hope has a long track record of successes in the tech sector. After graduating from Arizona State University, Hope founded his first startup. The premium mobile content provider quickly grew to one of the giants of that nascent industry and, within a few years, had come to dominate the premium ring tone market.
From there, Hope went on to found a number of different, highly successful firms. These included a search engine optimization agency as well as a number of software and app development companies.
Today, Hope has turned his attentions to the newest technological frontier, the Internet of Things. Hope has been spending his time drumming up excitement about this new direction in networking and all the possibilities that it foretells. Jason Hope sees the new networking paradigm not merely as an extension of existing ideas and applications but as a transformative shift in the way people, software and built environments will interact.
Approaching efficiency’s asymptote
However, one of the biggest and most immediate effects will be the gigantic efficiency gains caused by widespread automation and optimization.
Hope says that the Internet of Things will revolutionize industry, such as in the case of warehouses. Even though the technology already exists, as in the case of Amazon’s automated warehouse and shipping center, Hope says that it is on the brink of becoming ubiquitous. Orders will be automatically fulfilled by robots that will stock and pull orders from the shelves then package them for delivery. They will then be shipped out by self-driving trucks which will have the capacity to optimize delivery routes in real time, taking just-in-time logistics to an entirely new plane.
While bulk delivery to and from warehouses will likely be carried out by completely autonomous trucks, home delivery of items ordered may be accomplished by drone. The FAA has already certified certain models of payload carrying drones and is in the trial stage of certifying many more. Such technologies will make possible delivery times that could only be dreamed of before.