It took about 5 years after the transistor was invented before the method of purifing silicon so that it could scale in frequency. As I understand it Graphene is where the transistor was at its time of invention. I say that our combined technology will solve the production problem and when that happens, it will scale our technology to new territories. As I see it now, silicon has about five years or so before it can reach its max frequency. We need Graphene or Silicene or Stanene to come through for us. When it does, we'll have a brave new world. I'm betting on Graphene and have invested in a graphite mine.
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.