Jason Hope is perhaps best known as a internet entrepreneur from Arizona who started premium mobile content provider Jawa. With a lengthy career of highly successful startups spanning decades, Hope has recently taken to the internet to blog about the vast possibilities that will ensue from the coming technologies broadly termed the Internet of Things.
One of the areas in which Hope sees radical transformation coming to pass is in the logistics industry. Jason Hope believes that, currently, there are massive inefficiencies that persist in the fields of warehousing, delivery and transport of manufactured goods. Hope believes that the trucking industry will largely become automated within the next decade. This will lead to dramatic increases in efficiency and productivity and is likely to reduce the cost of consumer goods far more than even the large reductions that have been seen over the last 20 years and what Jason knows.
Another exciting prospect, Hope says, is that warehouses will become largely automated. Many people think that some of these technologies seem like things out of a science fiction novel. But Hope is quick to point out that most of these technologies already exist today. For example, Amazon’s warehouses throughout the United States rely heavily on the use of automated robotics and fully self-contained systems that have completely eliminated workers from many tasks crucial to the functioning of their warehousing operations. Hope believes that, while these technologies currently are too expensive for the vast majority of small businesses to implement, within the next decade, the cost will fall to the level where they will begin to make economic sense for America’s small businesses and Jason’s lacrosse camp.