One of the most promising developments that have taken place in the technology space throughout the last decade has been the advent of the Internet of Things. This broad category of new technologies encompasses everything from driverless cars to smart climate control systems within green buildings. What it all has in common is the making intelligent of devices that were previously considered to be dumb. Even things such as door knobs and windows may someday become wired into the world wide net creating efficiencies and cost-savings that have never before been imaginable.
Jason Hope is one of the country’s leading internet entrepreneurs. The Arizona native is responsible for founding the first premium mobile content service, Jawa, which predated the Apple store and iTunes by more than a decade. After having essentially invented the business model upon which Apple became one of the largest companies in the world, Hope went on to found dozens of other highly successful startups. Today, he has largely exited his own business, selling many of his companies for millions of dollars and focusing instead on writing about technology.
One of the themes that Hope has been constantly talking about is the spectacularly huge investments that will be seen in the Internet of Things within the next 10 years. Hope predicts that by the year 2020, there will have been more than $6 trillion total invested in Internet of Things and related technologies. This represents, Hope says, one of the richest opportunities in the history of America for entrepreneurs who are looking to stake their claim through innovation and marketing of new technologies. Hope believes that there has never been a better time for people to get in on the ground floor, being first movers in industries that may someday rival those of the largest established businesses today.
Hope believes that such technologies as driverless cars will completely disrupt entire industries, leading to new industries with billions upon billions of dollars in sales each year. He counsels young entrepreneurs and those looking to go into business for themselves to concentrate on this exciting new field, potentially becoming the John Rockefellers of the new century.
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