Jason Hope Comments on TIME Magazine Defining the Internet of Things

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In a recent video, TIME Magazine attempts to describe the Internet of Things, providing a definition for a concept that is ubiquitous to many. Jason Hope feels the video may shed some light on what is a confusing concept to many individuals.

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People need to understand what the Internet of Things means for them, both in the way it will improve life and in the security challenges it presents

The Internet of Things is becoming more of a household word, yet to many it is still a mysterious concept. TIME Magazine is attempting to shed some light on that concept with a newly published video explaining how the Internet of Things works and what it does. Entrepreneur and futurist Jason Hope feels that the information in the video clearly outlines the Internet of Things and exactly what it means for the future in a way most individuals will be able to clearly understand.

According to the video, entitled "Internet of Things Explainer," which TIME Video released on June 22, the Internet of Things will soon control everything. Today it is objects, often objects in the home, but tomorrow it will be everything and, in some cases, everyone.

According to the video, this will make life easier and more convenient for many people. However, it also raises concerns. Having everything connected makes companies more opaque, the video said. It also means that people will be targets for criminals, making it easier for personal and financial information to be stolen.

Jason Hope believes the video was released in a timely manner. "People need to understand what the Internet of Things means for them, both in the way it will improve life and in the security challenges it presents. TIME hit the nail on the head with this video that explains both of these factors in a visual way, using simple graphics to help make a confusing topic understandable," he said.

The video encourages each individual to take measures to improve the security of their connected devices. With diligent effort, the modern, connected individual can remain secure, but the Internet of Things is going to make that increasingly challenging.

About Jason Hope

Jason Hope resides in Arizona and spends his time researching technology and the ways in which it can improve the future for people in his local community and around the globe. He also supports research into medical changes that can improve the aging process. Learn more about his work and his research at http://www.jasonhope.com.

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