Paris Marx has an excellent look at the fantasy of self-driving cars. I particularly like the idea near the end that the longer we let ourselves be distracted by tech fantasies, the worse off we’ll be.

I enjoy technology, but so much of what Venture Capital companies try to push on us is merely a way to put money in their pockets at the expense of public services like transit. Many of the problems that VC backed companies purport to solve have been solved in other countries for decades, and VC companies just buy into a “not made here” idea…which is helped because most of those solutions wouldn’t put money into the pockets of the capitalists that want to eat all the dollars they can at the expense of everyone else.