Jason Hope has earned quite a reputation as a skilled futurist and biotechnology advocate. He has spent much of his career discussing the implications of a more tech-savvy future, the addition of a biological component seems to be the next logical step. Hope has expressed throughout much of his life that he is interested in the current research into increasing the longevity of the human lifespan. There has been promising research coming out of this field of technology, and Hope has taken it upon himself to donate a considerable sum towards this type of technology in the hopes of contributing to its massive footprint in the future.
One of the things that Jason Hope is most known for is his discussion of the Internet-of-things. He even wrote a book to educate people about the IOT. His experience as a futurist let him know that this was going to be one of the next biggest things, and he has continued to explode. Increasingly more devices are being hooked up to the Internet, and the IOT is simply the network of those devices that are attached to it. Now, Hope has set his sights on the human body. Just like a computer network, the human body is made up of connections that can be likened to a network. It is only natural that Hope would want to extend the longevity of that network in order to get the most out of it. While this example makes the human lifespan sound as though it is something to be used much like a device, the person living it can get more out of their body for longer through some of the new biotechnology research that is being conducted. Jason Hope has decided to contribute to this research with more than $500,000.
A recent article published on releasefact.com, “Scottsdale Philanthropist Jason Hope Helps Pioneering Nonprofit Fight Aging”, discusses some of the ways that the SENS Research Foundation will utilize Hope’s donation. The scientists at this research center are looking at hardening activity in the arteries. They are hoping to find a way to lessen or prevent this process through biological technology that will prevent bonding activity in proteins of these artery cells. Hope’s donation has also made it possible for them to expand their research teams and open a new facility in Europe. This has allowed them to increase their research talent and hopefully their global footprint.
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