The commercial drone business is still in its infancy in the United States, but that could change rapidly, according to a panel experts.

Speaking at a Wisconsin Technology Council luncheon, the panel – all former military pilots – said the future use of drones is only limited by human creativity. That potential, however, could be curtailed by restrictions placed on this burgeoning enterprise by lawmakers.

Peter Menet, a former helicopter pilot now head of Milwaukee-based Menet Aero, described drones as “much more than toys.” He said their use by a broad range of businesses has the potential to grow to an $82 billion industry in this country alone over the next decade. Read the full article here.