When I saw this headline, I was ready to go on the warpath. Techno-utopianism! The arrogance of engineers! But you know, they always soften me up with the prospect of self-driving cars. I am all about the self-driving cars, and can’t wait ’till they get here.
Though, as Nick Carr has pointed out, when the self-driving cars arrive we’re going to have a mixed-reality setup for a while, with some people driving and some being driven, and that’s going to be highly conflictual.