With companies like Amazon operating warehouses that are nearly totally automated, the reality of robotics to completely replace things that humans were previously the only ones capable of doing is now upon us. Many of these technologies are currently prohibitively expensive, only being able to be implemented by the most well-heeled and large organizations in America. But as Moore’s law has ineluctable demonstrated, these technologies almost always begin loweing in cost, eventually leading to their adoption in almost all corners of society.
Jason Hope is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the state of Arizona’s history. After founding the first mobile streaming content service, Jawa, Hope has gone on to found dozens of highly successful startups. His companies have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and he has sold many of them for millions of dollars. But after a career spanning more than 20 years, Hope has taken a step back, instead, focusing on writing for tech outlets and his own blogs about the issues surrounding technology and the coming advent of Internet of Things.
One of the areas in which Hope says the Internet of Things will very quickly begin radically transforming the ways in which everyday Americans live is through the use of automated shopping systems. Hope points to the fact that many refrigerators are currently able to automatically inventory the items within them. Soon, says Hope, these refrigerators will be able to automatically relay orders to grocery stores, checking out with pre-stored credit card or banking information. The orders will be fulfilled by automated shopping systems, similar to those seen in the Amazon warehouse. These highly sophisticated robotics will be able to completely eliminate the need for humans to physically shop for food items in stores.
But Hope says that the real power of this system will start to become apparent as soon as the first driverless cars are able to legally operate on the nation’s streets. Not only will the order be automatically fulfilled, but the entire contents of the shopping order will be delivered automatically to the home of the person who ordered them.
Jason Hope Info: www.wingsjournal.com/jason-hope-airlines-internet-of-things