This is a familiar story to embedded systems folks. CPU speeds have been growing much more quickly than interconnect speeds, be they for local memory, storage, or remote databases. At some point I think we will need to reexamine the system architecture of a computer itself to decentralize the compute elements across the data instead of building ever-faster roads for the data to get to the CPU.
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 Ė as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.