San Francisco Mayor London Breed on the Metropolis’s Troubles—and Hopes

Archival: It spans the globe like a superhighway. It’s referred to as the web. 

Lauren: Folks have been actually excited concerning the transformative potential of the online. The editors at WIRED definitely have been; I discovered this letter to the editor in an previous challenge criticizing WIRED for being a little bit too “orgasmic” concerning the web.

Gideon: Orgasmic. 

Lauren: Yeah. And I do not even suppose they have been speaking about particular web sites. 

Gideon: Hmm. 

Archival: For years they have been saying these items would change. The world would mature from including machines and typewriters to instruments of the human spirit, private desktop computer systems, a community of individuals with distinctive experiences and experience linked everywhere in the globe.

Lauren: What might go incorrect?

Gideon: A lot went incorrect in actually surprising methods. I imply, who would’ve predicted QAnon or ISIS recruiting movies, or the ice bucket problem? Frankly, the long run is unpredictable, and that’s what will be actually disconcerting 

Lauren: And the tempo of innovation has simply accelerated a lot. Cryptocurrencies, generative AI, the metaverse, so many thrilling adjustments—

Gideon: But in addition freaky adjustments– 

Lauren: Modifications we can not seem to pump the brakes on and should face a method or one other.

Gideon: So we determined to make a present about it. Have a Good Future.

Lauren: It is a podcast about how briskly issues are altering, in good methods and in ways in which make us deeply uncomfortable. 

Gideon: Every week we will discuss to someone with a giant, audacious concept concerning the future and ask, is that this actually the long run we would like? 

Lauren: We need to ask individuals what retains them up at night time, and likewise what retains them feeling optimistic.

Gideon: After which after we share the interview with you, Lauren and I’ll talk about how we really feel concerning the future. They’re describing what we expect is nice about their imaginative and prescient, what we expect is troubling, and what we and you are able to do about it in our personal lives. 

Lauren: We might additionally like to listen to what you suppose. So ship us any questions you’ve gotten concerning the future or what’s regarding you. 

Gideon: And even what makes you optimistic.

Lauren: Sure, that too. 

Gideon: So we determined to kick off this weekly dialog with somebody who’s fairly straight shaping mine and Lauren’s future. And finally in all probability yours too. 

Lauren: On immediately’s episode, we discuss to London Breed, the mayor of San Francisco, whose job, as clichéd because it sounds, actually is to construct a greater future for this metropolis. And now we have to find out, is that this the long run we would like? 

Gideon: We wished to interview Mayor Breed as a result of WIRED was based in San Francisco, after all, and the digital revolution that WIRED was created to cowl started within the Bay Space. However tech infiltrates and warps all elements of life. It adjustments our social material and our city material, and Have a Good Future is about all of these adjustments too, not simply the bits which are straight caused by a brand new piece of code or {hardware}.

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