After car sales, real estate sales are the best example of a business model that should have been changed by the Internet and hasn't. Houses for sale need to reach a wide audience and sales should be easy to complete. Obviously the agents don't ewant to lose their commissions and fears of the legal complexities cause most people not to try the process themselves. When a critical mass is achieved (perhaps standardized forms and processes), I predict there will be a rapid migration to internet based sales.
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.