Here are 10 things that weren't even around just a decade ago. AdvertisementAdvertisement10: UberSure, 10 years ago, it was easy enough to find a ride to, say, the airport. 2: TeslaElon Musk probably dreamt of building impossibly cool and fast cars 40 years ago as a boy in South Africa. But it wasn't until 2008 that he launched the Tesla Roadster, an all-electric vehicle that has forever changed the car industry. " Elon Musk introduced his Tesla Roadster to the world just a decade ago.