Managed care significantly disrupted the healthcare industry. The Internet significantly disrupted the healthcare Industry. The practice of washing hands significantly disrupted the healthcare industry. It happens. Such disruption is frequently resisted, but at some point, if the disruption is significant enough, the healthcare industry's resistance will become futile. And then players in the industry will just try to find ways to profit from the new order.
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.