The difference between wishful thinking and reality is a plan with evidence. How much energy efficiency will be gained through efficient use of idle equipment? How much will be achieved by migrating from inefficient to existing efficient technology? How much requires development of new technologies? This article describes a great dream; how will it be realized?
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.