Jason Hope talks about the role aviation plays in the Internet of Things

Jason Hope has made a name for himself as one of the nation’s leading entrepreneurs. After founding a string of successful internet startups, including Jawa, the nation’s first premium content streaming service, Hope has taken up a second career of writing and blogging on the internet about future technologies, in particular, the Internet of Things.Hope is extremely excited and optimistic about all of the coming opportunities that will be presented by the technologies encompassed in the Internet of Things, once they begin to arrive in earnest. He believes that people’s lives will be radically transformed in ways they may not even conceive of as being possible today. Hope believes that, ultimately, the Internet of Things may prove to be even more transformative than the Industrial Revolution itself.

But Hope is quick to point out the many of the technologies that will make up the Internet of Things are already being deployed today, particularly in the field of aviation. Modern jet airliners use highly sophisticated beacon technology to relay the performance of aircraft components, including engines, hydraulic systems and ailerons not just to the pilots but also to ground monitoring systems, which are capable of monitoring aircraft performance and safety in real time.Hope believes that the aviation industry will continue to drive innovation and new technologies just as it has for the past 50 years.

He reminds readers that the aviation industry has long been the primary driver of technological innovation in the United States and throughout the world. Hope cites the massive spending of the military industrial complex, much of which went directly to aviation applications, as being the primary means through which almost all computer technology and networking technology came into existence. Without the Department of Defense, Hope opines, none of us would be using the internet or working a personal computers today.In this way, says Hope, there is a strong defense to be made of military spending and government intervention in the aviation industry. Because it’s been such a historically strong driver of innovation, Hope believes that continued cash infusion to the aviation industry is a vital part of continuing the development of U.S. technology by Jason Hope.