The existence of the A to D and the D to A converter tells me that Analog is not dead or dying---it is evolving. We will always need to signal-condition the world around us so that the digital realm can further act upon it (I'm the Shakespeare of Analog electronics)
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.