Jason Hope is a proud futurist and he has earned that title by working hard to establish himself in several different industries. An alum of Arizona State University, equipped with an MBA in Finance, Hope has helped to guide his career to a spot where he can put his money into making a positive impact on the world. Hope has done a lot for the world of mobile communications, in particular through his company Jawa, but he has done even more for anti-aging research. Hope made headlines around the world when it was revealed that he had donated $500,000 to the SENS Foundation. The SENS Foundation is a non-profit anti-aging research facility located out of California. Let’s learn a little bit more about Hope in order to come to an appreciation of all the differences he is making.
If you were to have a conversation with Jason Hope, the overwhelmingly likely title he would take upon himself during your discussion is that of ‘futurist’. Hope has adopted the title and then made it a reality by constantly pushing the industry. Right now, the biggest ways that Hope is influencing the tech world is by focusing on anti-aging research and the Internet of Things. Let’s look at those two topics a little bit closer. The Internet of Things is a concept that refers to how smart technology is increasingly interacting with our daily life through the internet. Hope believes, and many analysts echo his thoughts, that the IoT is the next great industry in the tech world. There is a future coming where almost everything we do is automated and connected to the web.
The second point of research that Hope has been focusing on is anti-aging. Hope believes in the future of medicinal research for many reasons, chief among them his stance as a futurist. Medicine is always going to be heavily researched and more and more people are going to be looking for solutions to age-related illnesses. When Hope ended up finding the SENS Foundation a light clicked on in his head and he knew that he had to get involved. After donating, his chief hope was that his money would be used to help research age-related illness and disease, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Right now there is a defeatist attitude among many professionals in that they believe age-related illness is here to stay, but Hope is not one of them.
— Jason Hope (@JasonHope) February 9, 2016