China is obviously in favor of migrant workers going to a new city to work for companies like Foxconn. But what is the rationale for these restrictions? China seems to make it deliberately more difficult to move to the city for work. Why?
What about housing? Properties are prohibitively expensive in the city for migrant workers to dream of owning. Without it, what can tie them down to the job and the city? Without stable work force, how do employers improve productivity in the long run except for relying on upgrading tools? Where would migrant workers end up after they are done with their services in the booming cities? Is there still a piece of land left back home for them to make a living at the end of the day?
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.