Flights of Unmanned Fancy

Rather than embracing flying cars, policymakers should consider why they’re are not only unpractical, but also unnecessary.

Project Syndicate
Oct 3, 2017 · 5 min read
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Attendees look at an EHang 184 autonomous-flight drone that can fly a person at CES 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada — Ethan Miller/Getty Images

By Carlo Ratti

Few pieces of modern hardware have inspired as much excitement as the drone. While nonmilitary unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were initially marketed as purely recreational…

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