Perhaps, you’ve been following the news lately with regards to the UAV Drone testing areas that the FAA wants to set aside. Well, it turns out that most of the states would love to have at least one test practice area. This is because by some estimates having a territory to test prototype unmanned aerial vehicles could add as much as 800,000 jobs. At least that’s what the folks in Palmdale California and Ventura County California believe. Knowing what I know about unmanned aerial systems, I tend to agree.Not to mention the fact that once you get all those scientists, engineers, and University level research departments working on this problem, you also have all of the minds you need for other autonomous robotic type vehicles. For instance, what about self-driving cars, or underwater unmanned vehicles? Tele-robotics is obviously the future of healthcare, and unmanned systems can help us monitor the environment, deliver pizzas to your porch, and help you drive when you are elderly. Okay so, if you haven’t read all the interesting articles, there are a few that you might want to take a look at.The first one I might recommend to help you understand the history of how all this came to be was published in the Los Angeles Times on April 8, 2013. The title the article is; “States Joust in a Game of Drones – seven compete for six federally designated sites to study the use of unmanned aircraft in US airspace,” by Richard Simon. Then there was another article, this one was from the AP out of Sacramento. It was rewritten by Timm Herdt and it appeared in the Ventura County Star titled; “Governors Help Urged in Fight for Drone Business – Representatives Testify before State Lawmakers.”Interestingly enough, I do recall while all of this bidding was going on around the nation that there was a very interesting piece on C-SPAN, along with a congressional hearing. You see, there’s a bit of controversy about flying drones in US airspace. However, if we are to ever have flying cars in the future there will have to be autonomous control overrides to prevent accidents in the sky. You see if two flying cars are driving around and crash into each other, both will fall to the ground and crash killing everyone. You can see how dangerous that would be.However, those things we learn from unmanned aerial systems, autonomous flight, and self-driving cars are all the future technologies we will need for many other industries as well. This is why so many folks have gotten together in California to ensure that they get at least one of those practices drone areas to help promote jobs. They have a good shot too because California is mostly a Democrat state, and therefore they have the best shot at it. Remember all those trips that President Obama made to secure campaign funding here. It’s time that he paid back some of his best supporters.Best of all, California already has an incredible number of aerospace engineers, know-how, and super R&D research facilities. Some have estimated in the industry that the unmanned vehicles space will be one of the most rapid growing technologies in future. I agree. Indeed, I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.