I ran across the following article about Amazon proposing a thin slice of airspace to be dedicated to drones. Providing the obvious limits on drone flights, regardless of the altitude, are in place near airports (incl. seaplane bases) and other crucial manned flight areas, it seems like the concept should be explored further. There may be an issue in Alaska where it’s common for folks to fly very low to the ground, potentially in the slice of airspace that Amazon proposes. Still, it’s hard to imagine a lot of drones flying in the Alaska backcountry.
It’s inevitable that drones will be flying so the real question is how to keep them from dangerously interfering with us. I believe it’s already been stated that drones would have to carry ADS-B Out transmitters so it’s also yet another reason to get ADS-B Out in your plane (besides the January 1, 2020 FAA mandate, of course).