Morgan Stanley Thinks Self-Driving Cars Will Bring Utopia by 2026

By Matt Novak on at

The term "techno-utopian" is helpful for referring to people who believe technology alone can solve the world's problems. The term is rarely used literally. But if the financial services company Morgan Stanley is to be believed, driverless cars will literally bring about a utopian society in just over a decade.

Business Insider has this slide from Morgan Stanley about the future of Tesla Motors. The chart looks at projections for autonomous car capabilities and by 2026 it predicts a "utopian society."

One can't help but wonder if "100 per cent autonomous, utopian society" was maybe meant as a harmless chucklegoof that didn't get edited out before publication. Joke or not, there are indeed plenty of people who are putting their eggs in the self-driving car basket. [Business Insider]