Business: San Francisco to require tech entrepreneurs to receive a permit from the city before launching their tech products

Guess San Francisco doesn’t want to be a center of tech innovation:

But the office will do more than just help eager tech firms obtain approvals and permits. It will also have the power to weigh the potential impact of a proposed technology on city infrastructure and public safety — as well as privacy and security — before giving a green light to a pilot project or product launch.”

Source: New San Francisco Office Could Curb ‘Reckless’ Rollouts of Emerging Tech | KQED News

The city will review and issue a permit – or advise the company how it may need to alter its product – before its product can be trialed or launched in San Francisco.

Faceless bureaucrats with no skin in the game will sit in the driver’s seat. What could possibly go wrong?