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I asked ChatGPT How To Save San Francisco…Here’s What It Said

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If you’re alive and have been paying attention, you’re probably curious, if not completely worried about the inevitable changes that are going to occur as a result of A.I.

But what if we could use this technology for good? What if its superior cyber-brain is the best suited for guiding humanity into the future.

Let’s be honest, humans have been in control of earth for a long time, and we’ve fucked it up. We bomb people, destroy the rainforest, elect Brooke Jenkins, along with other unspeakable acts of horror that are too awful to utter.

Considering ChatGPT is technically a San Francisco native, I decided to ask it “How do we save San Francisco?”

Here’s what it said:

“Saving San Francisco, or any city, involves a combination of efforts from various stakeholders, including the government, residents, businesses, and organizations. Here are some key areas to focus on when it comes to protecting and preserving San Francisco:

  1. Climate Change Mitigation: San Francisco is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, such as sea-level rise and extreme weather events. To save the city, it’s crucial to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This can be achieved by transitioning to renewable energy sources, promoting energy efficiency, improving public transportation, and implementing sustainable urban planning practices.
  2. Disaster Preparedness: San Francisco is prone to earthquakes, so preparedness is essential. The city should continue to invest in building resilient infrastructure, enforcing stringent building codes, and promoting earthquake-resistant construction. Additionally, public education and awareness campaigns can help residents understand the importance of preparedness and encourage them to have emergency plans in place.
  3. Housing Affordability: The high cost of housing in San Francisco poses a significant challenge. To address this, policies and initiatives should focus on increasing affordable housing options, promoting mixed-income neighborhoods, and preventing displacement of vulnerable populations. Collaborative efforts between the government, developers, and community organizations can help create more affordable housing opportunities.
  4. Homelessness: San Francisco, like many major cities, struggles with homelessness. Efforts to address this issue should focus on providing adequate support services, mental health resources, and affordable housing options for homeless individuals. Collaborative programs involving government agencies, non-profit organizations, and community members can help connect individuals experiencing homelessness with the necessary support systems.
  5. Environmental Conservation: San Francisco is known for its natural beauty, including its parks and coastal areas. Protecting and restoring these natural resources is vital for the city’s well-being. Initiatives can include preserving green spaces, promoting sustainable waste management practices, reducing plastic consumption, and implementing recycling and composting programs.
  6. Community Engagement: Saving San Francisco requires the active participation of residents and community organizations. Encouraging civic engagement, promoting dialogue between different stakeholders, and involving the community in decision-making processes can help foster a sense of ownership and shared responsibility for the city’s well-being.

It’s important to note that saving a city like San Francisco is a long-term endeavor that requires sustained efforts, resources, and collaboration across multiple fronts.”

After reading ChatGPT’s answer to my question, I noticed ChatGPT did accurately describe what the problems were and then offered solutions that could be described as a buzzword salad that was extremely light on specifics.

In other words, ChatGPT is your average SF politician.





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