Consider what is happening today - Google wantred to build a new data center in WA. We have plenty of hydro power in the NW, but still to get all of the power they needed they bought an aluminum smelter that had power rights. They closed the factory down to get the power.
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.