Eric Schmidt recently commented on the civilian use of drones.
Warning of mini-drones' potential as a terrorist weapon, he said: "I'm not going to pass judgment on whether armies should exist, but I would prefer to not spread and democratise the ability to fight war to every single human being."
"It's got to be regulated... It's one thing for governments, who have some legitimacy in what they're doing, but have other people doing it... it's not going to happen."
Its important to remember that when a large corporation urges for regulation in any market it is likely because they want a hand in how its regulated. Could it be that Google wants to develop its own drones, and wants to clear the path of government oversight by pre-emptively contributing language to the regulations? What do you think?