Nevada's eagerness makes sense given its tourism-driven economy. The Institute's Mark Barker tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he's anticipating a day when "drone taxis" are an everyday part of the transportation system. The state sees a time when you can hop in a robotic vehicle that flies you directly to a casino, rather than a car that has to grapple with traffic and less-than-intuitive streets. The more support drone makers get, the more tempted you might be to visit that off-Strip attraction which was otherwise out of reach.
This article by Jon Fingas, originally ran on Engadget, the definitive guide to this connected life.