The Internet of Things has the potential to grow and thrive, and the United States can become a leader in the development of connected devices
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) December 16, 2014
With a new Republican-controlled congress hitting Washington in just a few short weeks, many thoughts have turned to changes in policy that may be coming, but FCW.com indicates that the Internet of Things may be one of the first things on the docket. Jason Hope believes that while this may fly under the public radar with many other more dividing political issues to address, it is nonetheless important in the overall development of the Internet of Things.
In the FCW article dated December 4th and entitled "Internet of Things on docket for new Congress," the author pointed to the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation event hosted on December 4th. At the event, two members of the Commerce Committee said that the new Congress will start off with a conversation about the Internet of Things almost immediately. Because of the direct impact that the Internet of Things has on commerce, this particular meeting will be considered important to the Commerce Committee and crucial to their future plans and development.
"For those of us who are excited about Internet of Things development, this is encouraging," said Jason Hope. "Much red tape from outdated policies is making it difficult to move forward with some innovations. The new Congress may be able to free some of this development."
This can clearly be seen in the development of connected healthcare devices. The definition of a "medical device" used by the FDA was coined in 1976. Huge advances in technology mean that this is clearly outdated. This is just one of several examples where policies and definitions need to be changed in order to protect the development of the Internet of Things.
Regulation is another area. If current regulation framework remains intact, the race for the Internet of Things will be lost to other countries. Many of the regulatory rules are older than VCR technology, the article pointed out, making them tremendously outdated.
"With updated policies," continued Hope, "the Internet of Things has the potential to grow and thrive, and the United States can become a leader in the development of connected devices."
About Jason Hope
Jason Hope is an entrepreneur and futurist who lives in Arizona. With an interest in the future of technology and healthcare, he uses his wealth to support research into changes that can make the future brighter for humanity. Visit http://www.JasonHope.com for more information.