Throughout the history of U.S. technology, aviation has been a major source of technological innovation, bringing to fruition such incredible inventions as the computer, automation and even the internet itself. Many people do not know that the internet is actually an invention of a group of scientists, working at MIT, funded exclusively by the Department of Defense. This was largely overseen and closely intertwined with major aviation companies, who were contractors of the Department of Defense.
Jason Hope is one of the nation’s foremost internet entrepreneurs. After graduating from college, Hope founded Jawa, one of the nation’s first internet premium content streaming services. At a time when most U.S. citizens did not even own a cellular phone, this was a remarkable achievement. Jawa preceded the iTunes store by more than a decade, making Hope one of the great visionaries of the internet era.Hopes went on to have a spectacular career, founding a string of highly successful internet startups ranging from app developers to online reputation management services. Today, Hope speds a great deal of time writing and blogging on the internet about his favorite topic, technology. He sees many of the developments taking place today as being some of the most exciting technological breakthroughs set the Industrial Revolution.
Hope believes that, as has been the case throughout much of the history of technological development, the aviation industry will continue to drive new technologies in both development and implementation.Hope points out that the aviation industry has directly been responsible for many of the technologies that are being used to create the Internet of Things. One of these is the early adoption and development of sophisticated radio beacon technology, a crucial component of devices that make up the Internet of Things.Hope points to the development of NDBs, an acronym that stands for non directional beacon. This was developed way back in the 1920s, in order to facilitate the long-range navigation of commercial aircraft. Hope says this technology is now being adapted for using the Internet of Things.