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If you ask Jason Hope what he thinks about the internet of things, you will get an answer loud and clear: It is the thing of the future. Although as of now, it is still regarded as a convenience, it will soon become a part of everyone’s lives. It will change the way businesses work as well.

In fact, there will be a huge rush to create solutions for consumers who use the internet of things, because everyone will be using it. It will cause a rush of investing in the internet of things and applications and products that are related to the internet of things.

The internet of things can also help better the world. It can help lower pollution, simply by improving public transportation so that people use their cars less. It can help traffic and transportation services such as trains. It can help in rural areas, especially with emergency responders. It can help with GPS and location tracking so that emergency responders know where to go.

Jason Hope is a well known entrepreneur and author in the mobile industry. He develops things like mobile apps, mobile websites and gaming software. He is also a coach and mentor who helps people invest in startups. Young people who want to start a business but don’t know how turn to him for support.

Jason Hope is also a well-known philanthropist. He always wants to give back to the community. He helps and supports organizations and humanitarian causes, both with his influence, time and resources.

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As much as the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with many privileges, it still bears a number of risks. Technology enthusiast and entrepreneur, Jason Hope, discusses the good and the risks about IoT.

The Good

– The health sector will be improved. Being a technology expert whose main interest is in the field of medicine, Hope reveals how IoT will help improve the health of many. First, it will bring a drastic change in lifestyle, helping people lead a healthy one. For instance, he points out the case of one wearing a fitness tracker. With this, you will be able to make better choices when it comes to active living.

– With IoT, Jason Hope believes that businesses are set to improve. A good example is the case of smart freezers. Unlike traditional freezers, which adjust their temperature whenever one repeatedly opens and closes the door, a smart one has inbuilt mechanisms that enable it to hold the temperature at perfect setting. This will definitely increase productivity in areas such as grocery stores.

In manufacturing industries, smart machines are set to take over. These machines are able to communicate through connections. This way, without having to add an extra workforce, an industry can improve the quality of its final product.

The Risks

What bugs Jason Hope (@jasonhope) are the security risks involved with the Internet of Things. He cites a case example of a smart jeep being hacked, living its owner with no control over the vehicle. This was demonstrated in a Jeep commercial. According to Jason Hope, this was just but a demonstration of the risks involved when everything is connected to IoT.

As much as a hacker taking control over your car sounds scary, think about how the hacker overriding your oven’s system will be scarier. This is not far from impossible as cases have been reported where, hackers have spied on children through their connected baby monitors.

The Jeep demonstration did point out the vulnerabilities of the Internet of things, although the risks are more personal. Such vulnerabilities must be addressed. The only solution is to ensure that, the security measures in place are good enough, before bringing IoT to our homes. Before you install a smart oven in your home that you can control remotely via a wireless connection, make sure that you have firewalls that are strong enough not to be bypassed. Security systems such as strong passwords, should also be implemented.

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