A watched pot never boils. Nowhere is this clearer than in our feverish quest for driverless car technology. Worse, each breakthrough or government approval seems to force tech fanboys like me to make moral concessions as the major players emerge.
Ridesharing service Uber, for example, has become a clear leader in this field. Their Trojan horse was the simple premise that few of us have friends we can trust enough to arrive on time for that 6 a.m. drive to the airport — or stay sober enough to take us home after the bachelor party. Cheaper and more widely available than taxis in some areas, ridesharing services help hide this embarrassing reality with a few clicks in their phone app.