My fave book recently was "Senior Cohouseing" --about engineering housing communities for shifting demographics. That is: As baby boomers age, the society will need something to replace all those 3 bdrm, 2 bath houses with something more practical. Has to do with the notion of communities, so I loved it. (Definitely would rather live in a hippy commune than some rest home when the time comes...)
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.