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The Zuckerberg manifesto: How he plans to debug the world

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I'm not a Facebook user, nor a Twitterer or participant in any other 'social medium', as they like to call themselves, but Mark's essay hits the mark, pardon the pun. I recommend all who read this story on JT to read it.

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“The long term promise of AI is that in addition to identifying risks more quickly and accurately than would have already happened, it may also identify risks that nobody would have flagged at all — including terrorists planning attacks using private channels, people bullying someone too afraid to report it themselves, and other issues both local and global,”

Sounds great until you realize that the flip side of that is that they will know everything about everyone. Any thoughts you express or interests you show will be recorded for later analysis. Basically 1984.

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I think the world has suffered enough from folks and their manifestos. Marx's idiotic manifesto has resulted in the deaths of over 200 million people and at least 2 billion people living in extreme poverty. Someone tell this clown to go run his company and leave the world alone.

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How many billions has he donated so far?

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Todd TopolskiFEB. 19, 2017 - 09:05AM JST I think the world has suffered enough from folks and their manifestos. Marx's idiotic manifesto has resulted in the deaths of over 200 million people and at least 2 billion people living in extreme poverty. Someone tell this clown to go run his company and leave the world alone.

Excellent argument! I totally agree, you can judge a work by the fact that it was communicated in the same medium as a completely unrelated work. It really spares you from having to analyze a work's individual merits, which frees up a lot of time in the day for cantankerous shit-posting.

Take books, for example. I mean, hasn't the world suffered enough from folks and their books? Look at all the death and destruction caused by Mein Kampf, for example. No, I think we're all better off just disregarding the written word printed on stacked pages of paper after that one.

And music! Aesthetic productions conveyed through tones produced by vibrating air molecules? Over-rated. Nickelback works in music, and look at how much suffering they caused. No, let's leave aside the Beethovens and John Lennons and David Bowies - best not to even give them a listen.

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He mentioned something in the line of "even private communication channels will be monitored", which he later pulled. So yeah, welcome to the future where your social standing is literally at the whim of the Zuck.

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Trump gets $14 million from his dad, builds a large corporation world wide. The right praises him for his business sense. Zuckerberg builds a platform from nothing, that literally brings the world together on a single platform, and makes way more money that Trump. The right criticizes him.

Something fishy there.

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Zuckerberg builds a platform from nothing, that literally brings the world together on a single platform, and makes way more money that Trump. The right criticizes him.

Something fishy there

Technological feat aside, no one actually longs for the creepy long reach of big brother. But from your comments, it appears you're all for it!!

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Today, most of Facebook’s 1.86 billion members — about 85% — live outside of the U.S. and Canada.

You don't say !!

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Technological feat aside, no one actually longs for the creepy long reach of big brother. But from your comments, it appears you're all for it!!

Big brother is the government. Facebook is not.

And no, I'm not 'for it' at all. I don't use my real name on Facebook, nor does it have any of my personal information.

But nice deflection away from my point about how the right loves Trump for his so-called business skills, and hates Zuckerberg in spite of being a better businessman.

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Amazing that so many people use this bloated thing called Facebook. And he sounds like he wants to make it even more bloated.

Kudos to him for creating a massive money spinner and creating lots of jobs though. Need more of this.

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Amazing that so many people use this bloated thing called Facebook. And he sounds like he wants to make it even more bloated.

fxgai - just wondering. Do you have a Facebook account?

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Activist investors are out to oust this clown. So the days of his inane ranting will soon be over.

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Amazing that so many people use this bloated thing called Facebook. And he sounds like he wants to make it even more bloated.

I'm going to sound like a FB fan for this, and I'm not - I just respect it for what it is while at the same time not trusting it - but what exactly about it is bloated? And what exactly does bloated mean?

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Yes building a better says the man who forces people of their land to build his multi million dollar mansion

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Good points, Strangerland. And for the record, 'bloated' means swollen, puffed up, overlarge, and excessively vain, conceited and fat. I do not look upon Mark Zuckerberg with those adjectives in mind. I may, on occasion, think Facebook is a bit that way, but Facebook actually lets its users become bloated with their own self-importance.

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I'm going to sound like a FB fan

Too late.

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At its heart, Facebook is nothing more than a business aimed at monetizing its ability to exploit intimate knowledge of Facebook users for advertising. The talk of civic engagement and social responsibility are just ways to rationalize that exploitation.

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fxgai - just wondering. Do you have a Facebook account?

Like 600 million people I've got an account but I'm not one to use it daily (or in my case even weekly, or monthly).

what exactly about it is bloated?

It's size and complexity. Of the apps on my mobile device it's one of the biggest, yet I hardly ever use it. Other applications are much smaller and of more use.

I like my software lean and clean.

Sorry if I offended FaceBook fans. Some people like bigger software with loads of features, that's fine. I appreciate FaceBook for the jobs that have been created as a result. This is a good thing, like I said that we need more of.

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It's size and complexity. Of the apps on my mobile device it's one of the biggest, yet I hardly ever use it. Other applications are much smaller and of more use.

Just because you don't use everything it offers, doesn't make it bloated. Look at it the other way - if they left out features that people do use that are available on the site and not on the app, for other users it would be deficient and missing something. For those users, it provides the functionality that it needs.

Sorry if I offended FaceBook fans.

I'm neither a fan, nor offended. I respect FB for what it is - it's a system that is pretty much never down, very fast, and rarely has bugs, even with over a billion users daily (or at least it was last time I looked, I haven't looked at recent numbers). That's an amazing feat. They are literally the industry leaders.

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I respect those who don't use it, but at the end of the day it is, for me, the best way to "keep in touch" somewhat with family and friends back home. I guarantee that without Facebook I would have lost touch with 80% of the people, if not more, that I have befriended in various countries around the world but haven't met for a long time. It has also become a huge way of advertising -- and I don't mean buying space. Lots of people who have businesses make pages for said businesses and can easily disseminate information. Yeah, it's a pain when you get constant requests to like pages or being 'tagged' for things that are really of little or no relation, but no more so than anything else, and it's easy to skip over. For those who want to spread the word, though, it's may be a godsend.

Anyway, like I said, it's a useful tool for some. If others don't use it, all the power to them.

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Facebook is mostly enjoyed by the naive. Which is fine. For them.

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I hope he will make Facebook not free, or atleast a cent for a month. so that serious people will only use it. if only I can connect more friends in other social network site i would stop facebook,

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"for inclusion for all"?? So he finally grew a conscience. It's about time.......

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fxgai - just wondering. Do you have a Facebook account?

Like 600 million people I've got an account

Funny that you would chide others for using Facebook, but you're fine cause you only use it "once in a while"

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