Acclaimed architecture expert Cedric Price famously stated, “Technology is the answer but what was the question?” It never ceases to amaze me how often this provocation is relevant to the conversation at hand.

Various media outlets have been reporting breathlessly on the wondrous invention of driverless cars. According to an article in the Australian Financial Review, the new technology “will improve our cities, our stress levels and our waistlines.” Perhaps they will also clean the house, feed the kids and walk the dog…