Technology Enthusiast, Futurist, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Investor. These titles are what comes to mind whenever Jason Hope gets mentioned anywhere. On graduating with a Finance degree and later an MBA both from Arizona State University, the Arizona-born entrepreneur knew he had to back his passion using technology if at all he was to succeed.
As a futurist, he uses his technological knowledge to observe the industry and gives forecasts of where how the future looks, technologically. For instance, he spoke about a future where devices would be able to connect to shared data and networks, making utility life easier for consumers.
Google’s robotic arms are teaching themselves to do things and it’s terrifying https://t.co/nMWTvNoz9v
— Jason Hope (@JasonHope) March 10, 2016
As a philanthropist, he donates his money to causes he believes in such as education, medicine, and research. For example, he believes in rejuvenation biotechnologies and considers it the next big revolution in the healthcare industry. According to him, traditional medicine focuses on curing diseases after they occur while rejuvenation biotechnology prevents these infections from happening in the first place.
In this respect, he has donated money to a future where the world will not get plagued by age-related illnesses like Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes or other cardiovascular issues. To champion for this cause, in 2010, he gave half a million dollars to SENS Research Foundation dedicated to fighting age-related disease through rejuvenation biotechnology. This donation was then used to construct Cambridge SENS Laboratory, which helped in advancing the foundations AGE-breaker research. SENS stands for “Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence.”
In describing how Jason’s contribution would get put to use, Aubrey de Grey, the then SENS Foundation CSO said: High blood pressure exacerbates aging, a condition caused by atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of arteries. The underlying cause of atherosclerosis according to Aubrey, is the molecular bonds between proteins that hold the arterial cells together. Hope’s donation would be used to research on pharmacological breakage of these unwanted molecular bonds, with potential results of restoring the extracellular matrix elasticity. Jason Hope’s Hard Line Stance on the Internet of Things
Jason has not only supported the cause of SENS foundation by donating money, but he has also helped in its outreach endeavors by posting its achievements on his social media accounts. For example, he has written an article about a SENS conference that was going to change scientists’ outlook on aging forever. It goes on to show he can go an extra mile in pushing the agenda for a cause he believes in. Jason Hope Pledges $500,000
When an authority like Jason Hope makes technological predictions, the world listens, entrepreneurs act and the future gets saved. Thanks to people like Hope, research on anti-aging has made considerable progress, not to make people live up to 1000 years, but to let them live high quality, painless lives.