New cyber attacks – Spectre, Meltdown, and Foreshadow – affected semiconductors and showed today’s defenses – focused on software – aren’t enough to protect computer hardware against criminals. Sheer volume of cyber threats requires radical collaboration even among fierce competitors to foil criminals. Tackling technical, organizational, and anti-trust restrictions against data swapping are essential to create unprecedented collaboration among companies.
Major car and aircraft makers, startups, network operators, and investors are taking the business of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) seriously. Urban, electric, air taxis could be operational in 10 years. Complex issues in mix – AI, machine vision, batteries, regulations, safety, and affordability.