The internet has dramatically changed the way that we live our lives. From every fundamental day to day activity we can think of, we are potentially networked with something digital.
That is why SENS Foundation creator and famed futurist Jason Hope has been paying so much attention to the growing Internet of Things. The Internet of Things, as Jason Hope describes, is the way that the world is beginning to interface and network all together on the web. Hope dropped in recently to talk a little bit more about how the IoT is interfacing with modern airlines.
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Jason Hope points to the Being 787 being run out by Virgin Atlantic as a prime example as to how the Internet of Things (IoT) has begun to change the world for the better. The Boeing 787, as Hope explains, is connected to a wireless network on every part of its body. From the rudder at the back all the way to the nose at the front. Data is constantly being fed, in real time, to computers in order to monitor the airplane and make sure that it is operating safely.
Stepping away from safety concerns of the airplanes themselves Hope points out that other things, such as baggage and fuel efficiency, are going to see marked improvement under the growing IoT. All of these benefits should come as no surprise to Hope as his work as a futurist has made him specially prepared for these sorts of discussions and analysis on the IoT.
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Not everyone knows Eric Pulier really well, though he has been seen a few times on television including in the 1997 Presidential Technology event in Washington D.C. He’s been a pioneer of cloud technology and enterprise platforms, and now he’s focusing on the investor side of mobile startups through his latest ventures including a new one known as vAtomic Systems. Pulier has held multiple board memberships throughout his career including the current position on XPrize’s Board of Innovation and a former director on the Cloud Enterprise Leadership Council of TM Forum. Pulier decided to talk a little more about vAtomic Systems with Ideamensch, a blog that has interviewed many business leaders.
Pulier explained to Ideamensch that he had gotten the idea for vAtomic Systems from looking at the way that apps like Uber were changing how people purchased services. He wanted to see similar things happen in vAtomic Systems where gaming apps could be used for important services. Pulier has said he’s excited about business trends like Uber and also sees blockchain technology in the Bitcoin industry as an important part of the future. Pulier said one failure he’s had that he’s made corrections from was seeing a company buy a company he had started and not take it forward in the way they had promised, yet he has said he’s put new ideas up in its place.
Pulier has had a passion for writing and literary arts in addition to technology in addition to technology, and he studied American and English literature at Harvard as well as contributing to the Harvard Crimson newsletter. His professional IT enterprise career began after moving to Los Angeles and meeting up with a team of software engineers that formed Digital Evolution. This became an interactive media agency that later merged into US Interactive, LLC. In the following years Eric Pulier launched Media Platform, Desktone, Akana and ServiceMesh before joining the Computer Sciences Corporation’s executive board. In addition to being a technology advisor for the Clinton Administration, Pulier was a developer for Starbright World in 1998 and currently works with the Painted Turtle summer camp in California.