Facebook Founder Warns "God Only Knows What It's Doing To Kids' Brains"

Tyler Durden's picture

38-year-old founding president of Facebook, Sean Parker, was uncharacteristically frank about his creation in an interview with Axios. So much so in fact that he concluded, Mark Zuckerberg will probably block his account after reading this.

Confirming every 'big brother' conspiracy there is about the social media giant, Parker explained how social networks purposely hook users and potentially hurt our brains...

"When Facebook was getting going, I had these people who would come up to me and they would say, 'I'm not on social media.' And I would say, 'OK. You know, you will be.' And then they would say, 'No, no, no. I value my real-life interactions. I value the moment. I value presence. I value intimacy.' And I would say, ... 'We'll get you eventually.'"


"I don't know if I really understood the consequences of what I was saying, because [of] the unintended consequences of a network when it grows to a billion or 2 billion people and ... it literally changes your relationship with society, with each other ... It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains."


"The thought process that went into building these applications, Facebook being the first of them, ... was all about: 'How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?'"


"And that means that we need to sort of give you a little dopamine hit every once in a while, because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post or whatever. And that's going to get you to contribute more content, and that's going to get you ... more likes and comments."


"It's a social-validation feedback loop ... exactly the kind of thing that a hacker like myself would come up with, because you're exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology."


"The inventors, creators — it's me, it's Mark [Zuckerberg], it's Kevin Systrom on Instagram, it's all of these people — understood this consciously. And we did it anyway."

In this 'confessional', it appears Parker has become "something of a conscientious objector" on social media.

Howeever , as Axios notes, Parker ends with just enough crazy to make you wonder...

"Because I'm a billionaire, I'm going to have access to better health care so ... I'm going to be like 160 and I'm going to be part of this, like, class of immortal overlords. [Laughter]


Because, you know the [Warren Buffett] expression about compound interest. ... [G]ive us billionaires an extra hundred years and you'll know what ... wealth disparity looks like."

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Invinciblehandaxe's picture

surely this evil fuck will have a higher chance to survive sickness

surely he will probalby decide to buy new organs off the black market

surely he will not hesitate to have someone killed for his/her organs like the evil fucks soros, buffet etc

those billions make you not want to die like ever

then God comes in and in a lighting flash youre dead like a brick

in case of this fat arrogant fuck he will meet satan face to face after this life

how_this_stuff_works's picture

"then God comes in and in a lighting flash youre dead like a brick"

Acts 5:1-11New International Version (NIV)

Ananias and Sapphira
5 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.

3 Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4 Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”

5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.

As Jackie Gleason noted, "One of these days, Alice, one of these days. . " Unfortunately, rain falls on the just as well as the unjust.

Madolf Sanders Hitler's picture

I love this dude! He's awesome! So honest, so candid. :) It warms my heart. I hope he's charitable.

I've had FB since '05, but only recently did i discover it's power. I've sold more stuff on FB marketplace than CL/Ebay than i thought i would. Finally there's a use for it.

cheech_wizard's picture

In as much as I'll get a shitload of downvotes, Facebook marketplace is the way to go by cutting out the middleman.

Told the wife to go buy a cheap pool table for the shed... (40 for sale in my immediate area)

drendebe10's picture

So, fukall & everyone else cuz he's got his obscene weath?  Progressive liberal democraps never take any responsibility or accountability for the shit storms they create. Fukem. Fukemall.

Kidbuck's picture

He has the same baby face as the Texas shooter.

shovelhead's picture


Except there's a fat head between them.

Refuse-Resist's picture

Physiognomy is real, bro.

Sparkey's picture

Perhaps he will be Perowne, but he does hope to live forever, he is a Billionare and he is human, so he sees his Billions as power, he fears death, our conditioning instills this fear in us, so he wants to believe the 'Power' of his money (because he has the money) can overcome the power of Death, how powerful is money really? and how much power do delusions of omnipotence have, the answers to these questions are being written right now keep watching the TV person you trust the most they will give us the answers soon!

KFBR392's picture

what a complete fucking knob. Satan will still own your ass one day.

juicy_bananas's picture

Steve Jobs would not let his kids use ipads.

SmilinJoeFizzion's picture

He had kids? I thought he was a pillow biter?

Endgame Napoleon's picture

For adults or kids, mobile devices are better than TV, I think. Or, the internet offers more possibilites to consume substantive content and to be creative that TV, which was totally top-down-controlled, passive and [mostly] the “vast wasteland,” described by one of its creators decades ago.

Here is the problem: Which sites do adults and kids visit and what do THEY, not the programmers, do with the neutral platforms, like FB, that THEY use? An iPad could be a learning device for a kid. It is up to the parent to monitor it. Most of them are lazy about it, using the iPad as one of their babysitting options, so that they can indulge themselves in free time, as their kids entertain themselves on the device.

Mr. Schmilkies's picture

so Jobs cared about his kid? Hmm

Bryan's picture

We have (un?)intentionally and carelessly created a selfie generation that lives their shallow existence in the third-person.  God help us.

GatorMcClusky's picture

2 Timothy 3:2 Context

1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Bryan's picture

"from such turn away" is the key phrase there.  I don't think the majority of people caught in this narcissism will change their ways voluntarily, but the value of living life in the actual real world should be promoted.  There will be a point of crisis at some time in the future with this trend, but it certainly can continue for a long, long time (years, decades).

Akzed's picture

“From such turn away” indicates instruction to Paul’s living audience in the 1st century. John said “it is the last time,” so if we are also in the last time it has lasted longer than OT Israel, therefore words have scant meaning.

spastic_colon's picture

parts of the bible were the ZH of their time.............

how_this_stuff_works's picture

"“From such turn away” indicates instruction to Paul’s---living audience---in the 1st century."

As relevant today as when it was first written.

Akzed's picture

Of course it secondarily applies to us, but the primary intention of the apostle was to advise the recipient of his letter.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

Throughout my Gen X childhood, I heard the exact same thing, over and over, about TV.

“Kids spend X hours a day watching TV,” reported this or that career-mom expert on TV, reading stats from a government-funded study conducted by other working mommas whose husbands made plenty to support their households in middle-class style.

If they had raised their own kids, those jobs would have been open to other people, increasing the size of the US middle class, rather than shrinking it.

Meanwhile, the kids of all those career moms who did not change one thing about TV viewing patterns with all of those studies and reports were at home, watching TV.........hour, after hour, after hour, after hour, after hour.

Jacobra's picture

Everytime I read some of those scriptures these days all I can thik of is how po-mo marxists are exactly that. They virtue signaltheir love of humanity but ultimately they hate it.

Akzed's picture

The “last days” of the Old Testament, which ended in AD 70.

Hugh_Jorgan's picture

So, is that based on anti-Jew-wishful thinking or just inadequate study/understanding of the book?

I think we know the answer...

Akzed's picture

No one ever taught or heard of the dispensational heresy, including the rebirth of "Israel," until the 19th century, but you knew that right?

booboo's picture

You are correct,’this school of thought surprisingly is prevalent in the U.S. not so much in Europe. Promoted by piles of brick on every street corner every Sunday as if Christianity is the Jewish servant and stand in until the end.
NT Wright take 5 minutes to tactfully destroy Zionism

Akzed's picture

I met Bp. Wright at a seminar in Balto., brilliant man.

how_this_stuff_works's picture

Paul and Timothy wrote parts of the New Testament. "Last days" has but ONE meaning, and they weren't AD 70.

Akzed's picture

What parts did Timothy write?

Akzed's picture

See Rev. 1:1-3; Mt. 23:36; 24:34 for some clues about timeframe.

Madolf Sanders Hitler's picture

"perilous times shall come" How are people's personal problems 'perilous' to you/me? Just cuz some1 strokes his own d*** doesn't mean we should givashi**

GatorMcClusky's picture

One reason is that you have perverts like obama who cater to other perverts and then end up telling everyone else that they must believe in said perversion or face the wrath of .gov. Versteh?

Madolf Sanders Hitler's picture

thanks for the new word. i look forward to reading up on it. the definition intrigues me, & ironically is applicable to my life. thx!

LawsofPhysics's picture



Yes, the consequences of devolution and continuing to reward bad behavior are going to be a bitch.

Moral hazard is a real motherfucker like that.

Azannoth's picture

Nature will always find a way.. to punish those ignorant of it's laws

Agent44's picture

Digital pimp says he's sorry...after he's made billions.

Ramesees's picture

OK, not to be that guy - but Zerohedge (and other purveyors of doom&gloom porn) also exploits a vulnerability in human psychology.  

NugginFuts's picture

"Upvote me if ZH exploits your fear. Thanks in advance for your support!"



pods's picture

Speaking of dopamine, <upvote>


medium giraffe's picture

yeah, but only if you're a pussy.

TeamDepends's picture

What doom and gloom porn?  Do facts and reality frighten you?  An answer in the affirmative is not necessarily the wrong answer.

NugginFuts's picture

Aaaaaand this is why I'm not on Facebook. Let someone else be the prey of sociopathic billionaires and the NSA.

oddjob's picture

Smartphones are toxic, grimey sites like facebook only increase the toxicity.

Irrational number's picture

with the ascent of stupidphones, for women, fb has become a kind of "mirror, mirror on the wall..."

wisehiney's picture

OK you guys.

This fucker has just lobbed you a nice fat one.

Right down the middle.

Swing away.