When you hear the words “anti-aging,” you probably scoff. How many skin creams have been peddled to the desperate consumer? But scientists take this role seriously.
Aubrey de Grey, co-founder of SENS Research Foundation and a biomedical gerontologist, views aging as a disease. Advancements have been made to prevent this disease, though funding is hard to come by. With a generous donation of $500,000 to SENS from Jason Hope, this organization was able to build a laboratory: the Cambridge SENS Laboratory.
“I am most passionate about furthering the research into anti-aging through preventive measures. I was impressed with the efforts of the SENS Foundation from the beginning and I knew that I had to help,” he told inspirey.com.
Jason Hope believes that biotechnology will be able to cure aging diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s, the gamut of conditions that plague humanity. He continues to offer support to de Grey and the scientists pioneering the anti-aging research front.
Jason Hope is a philanthropist and supports countless other organizations. Among the many, this includes Teach for America Phoenix, Worldwide Orphans Foundation, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Desert Mountain States Chapter, and the Tony Hawk Foundation.
He graduated Arizona University with a degree in finance, and later received an MBA from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business. He’s used this to take a firm grip in the technological world, and one of the results are the grants he offers high school and college students in Arizona. On his site, they can submit their ideas as they pertain to technology. If he likes them, he will grant them $500- $5000 to give a helpful start.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is another focus of Jason Hope’s. IoT, if you haven’t heard of it, consists of devices that are able to be connected to the internet. This spans from simple things like smart phones and tablets to kitchen appliances and even vehicles. It’s been predicted that by 2020, 30 million devices will be a part of IoT.
Jason wrote an e-book on the subject called “Understanding the Internet-of-Things Revolution: A quick guide for thriving in the IoT era.” He thoughtfully outlines everything you need to know about the IoT, and his thoughts on how it benefits society, as well as any risks.
Jason Hope resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he continues his philanthropic work.
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