Drones are having a transformative impact on how people live, do business and interact. Although the idea of whizzing over our Cities in private flying cars or taxis is quite fascinating, urban mobility won’t probably be the killing application for drones – for a number of technical, energetical and practical reasons.

But unmanned vehicles have already proven their potential across diverse fields – from the remote delivery of goods to humanitarian-aid support, from video surveillance to emergency services, from air quality monitoring to yet unforeseen urban applications.

Read Carlo Ratti (Director of the Senseable City Lab at MIT)’s opinion on eijinsight.com by the Hong Kong Economic Journal.