Jason Hope Sees The Pace Of Technological Advance Accelerating
Jason Hope is the Arizona internet entrepreneur perhaps best known for starting premium mobile content provider Jawa. To his credit, Hope also has a long list of other successful startups ranging from SEO firms to mobile app development companies. This long list of success in the internet entrepreneurial space has allowed Hope to gain a national reputation as a sort of guru on the implications of future technologies.
Hope has recently leveraged this reputation as a keen observer of technological trends and taken to the internet, writing for a series of blogs and tech websites about the implications of the new technologies that are broadly encompassed by the term Internet of Things. Hope believes that these technologies have the potential to radically transform the daily lives of every American currently alive.
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But Hope is also cautious. He notes that, historically, at least in the second half of the 20th century, the technologies of the future that were predicted in the 1950s and 1960s largely failed to materialize. With the exception of the personal computer, most things in the year 2010 are not substantially different from the way they were in the year 1960.
As an example of this, says Jason Hope, the jet aircraft of the 1960s were often times actually faster than those of today. This is a surprising fact when one stops to really think about it. A Boeing 707 was capable of traveling at transonic speeds on a sustained basis. This is also true for other aircraft such as a Convair 880. What this often meant was that in 1960, a trip from New York to Los Angeles actually took about a half hour less time then the same trip takes in 2017.
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