concern is privacy. We live in a fishbowl. Right
now, we’re giving up our privacy and we don’t
always know it. The challenge is that privacy
is being used as a commodity. Give up your
privacy, you get something in return like better
service and that’s very tempting for people, but
some of us, we may want to pay the extra dollar to not have all of that information tracked.
Maybe I’m of the generation where I want
informed consent. Now, my daughter will probably have no issue. She’ll most likely always
want the latest and greatest because she’s
growing up as a digital native, in a world where
you are online or asleep, as Eric Schmidt has
said. She’ll probably say, “Of course I will give
up my geo-position because I want my friends
to know where I am, I want companies to know
not what I’m purchasing but why I’m purchasing so they can provide me service before I ask.”
She’ll be living in a customized world that I
can’t even imagine today.
Why does the one-way model of governing
persist, in your view? As Lincoln said, “We’re
all born originals, but we die copies.” To me,
that describes the arc of a political campaign.
We begin original and authentic during the
campaign, but by the time we are termed out,
we’re just like the ones who came before us.
We die copies. The process of governing takes
away your authenticity, takes away that voice.
I don’t care what your political stripe is, you
see that happen with all politicians. We might
romanticize their impact after they are gone,
but in actuality, while they governed, they
encountered great friction and struggle in
truly engaging with the public.
Are you excited for the America’s Cup? We
worked so hard to get it here so it’s great to
finally see it about to begin. To see a little bit
of the AC world series, it gives people a sense
of what it’s all about, but no one has seen
these AC72s in competition. I think that’s
going to change people who are on the sidelines and still wondering what all of this hype
is about. My whole idea — the whole point
of working so hard to get it — is to keep it, so
they [Oracle] have to win. Then we build on
it. This is the beginning of what I hope will
become a legacy for the city. M
I still love having a studio,
Living well is another art that Peggy Osterkamp
has mastered. Peggy, a renowned weaver,
just had her first one-woman show. After
working in her studio, she comes home to
The Tamalpais, where she’s part of a weekly
walking group and the nightly “dinner
party”. She doesn’t have to worry about
cooking, cleaning or medical care; perhaps
you shouldn’t either. To learn more, call
Soussan Cirillo at (415) 464-1755.
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