In a brief piece in the Financial Times, John Thornhill, covers the history of technocracy (brief being a key descriptor). He points to some guiding pieces originating around 1930's outlining the Technocratic ideology. As a concluding point, Thornhill identifies Elon Musk as a descendent of an early founding technocratic, Joshua Haldeman.
The technocratic movement, writes Thornhill, "argued that the best way out of the crisis was to reject the messiness of the market and old-fashioned politics and adopt a 'modern scientific point of view'." From the perspective of technologists, politicians are a dated thing and science and technology offers the way towards rational organization of society.
Of the movement's manifesto, Introduction to Technocracy, Thornill quotes:
"In contrast to the devious ways of politics, the fumbling methods of finance and business . . . we have the methods of science and technology,” the movement’s manifesto declared. “Modern common sense is now calling upon physical science and technology to extend the frontiers of their domain."