I think having wireless connectivity built in to all phones - especially the iPhone - will be essential in determining a standard. As it is, the consumer needs to buy more devices and wires to wirelessly charge. Once the early adopters buy into a multimode solution and, eventually, resonant technology, the rest will follow.
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.