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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amadeus39's picture

You obviously do not have friends or family that you love but are not near where you live. So sad.


CultiVader's picture

It's called a telephone. People use it to have conversations. Arrogant prick.

DollarMenu's picture

There also was a time when people took the time to write a letter.

I still send cards to folks I care about, not just for occasions, but as as a surprise in their junk mail bundle.

It gives pause to the writer and the reader.

Megaton Jim's picture

Spoken like a true kike!

Last of the Middle Class's picture

but. . . but. . . but. . . I got 3 likes today!

Md4's picture

"God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains."

Ahhh...too late now.

But, you have yours...right?

scatha's picture

Anybody who ever used FB must have his/her head examined. I wrote that ten years ago.

Now he tells me the truth.

San Pedro's picture

The problem goes way beyond FB. The "smart phone" epidemic has consequences. They have become the "end all" to many peoples lives. They can no longer function unless the have a "signal". 

el buitre's picture

Not to mention a powerful microwave transmitter two inches from a brain for hours a day.

GodSpeed_00's picture

As someone who was very late to the smartphone thing I can say that it is not the smartphone itself. It still comes down to social media. The reason they are addicted to the smart phone is because they use it for social media. If you don't have social media then the smart phone is pretty much the same as carrying around a computer. I can use it to get business emails and respond to clients, check bank accounts, make transfers, check investment prices. It is very useful. I don't have facebook, instagram, twitter etc apps on my phone. You can put a smartphone in my hands and I'll be using it for very different reasons than 90% or people.

Joe A's picture

It turns people in narcissistic self centered little whining bitches with security and self esteem issues that think that friends on Fakebook are really your friends.

Barley Burnside's picture

According to my 16 yr old son, "Facebook is for old people, Dad.. Full of horny old dudes looking at pics of old high chicks they used to bang and Moms posting pictures of food and shit."  

RumpleShitzkin's picture

Live long enough and you begin to see a pattern with these fucks.
These little admissions are somehow part of the cosmic rules.
You dig just a little and they tell you what they are about.
Like vampires, they can’t come in unless you let them, no matter how tacitly that is...at first.
They got a foot in the door.
These admissions of how they gain your consent. At least, that’s how they have it figured.

I don’t consent. At all. My brain is mine and I awnser to God and God alone.

amadeus39's picture

Answering to god is the same as talking to yourself. They put people that answer themselves into asylums.


NumbersUsa's picture

Come on grow up, your beginning to sound like an egotistical athiest. The jew supremacists sigmund, darwin, and bernays has already got your number and your mind.

And that's God with a big "G".  And it is B.C. & A.D. not bce & ce, or are you a practicing talmudist-if so, please reconsider.  

NumbersUsa's picture

The jew supremacist is at your door daily knocking- can I come in?

he's already in. he is in your morning paper or website, he's in your radio or satelite stream, he's in your TV & all other media you currently use.

He's in your books, he's in your schools, he's in your banks, he's IN YOUR MIND.

Recognize it.  He is the Ultimate Anti-Christ !


RussianSniper's picture

Most kids do not use facebook.

They use a facebook product, instagram.

facebook is comparable to a really shitty radio station, each with about 10 or so completely disinterested listeners.


homiegot's picture

Adding him to my list.

SRV's picture

The mall creatures really scare me...

Zombies walking around in a trance staring at a tiny screen, often in groups saying nothing to one another but feverishly typing away with who the hell knows... even while sitting and eating together.


homiegot's picture

The road zombies are even worse because they are dangerous. Millions of "drunk drivers" on the road.

TheAnswerIs42's picture

If you really want to see what FB is doing, read the fine print of the FB terms, especially if you want to delete your account.

They have a whole list of what they track (and what you have agreed to allow them to track in order to have an account).

After reading that I wouldn't let a piece of roadkill sign up.


gdpetti's picture

Simply a test on individual consciousness.... sheeple test... can you determine what is or isn't good for you? Another example is wifi: http://stopsmartmeters.org.uk/9th-grade-student-cress-wifi-experiment-at...

Take 400 Cress seeds and place them into 12 trays. Then place six trays in two rooms at the same temperature. Give them the same amount of water and sun over 12 days, and remember to expose half of them to mobile [Wi-Fi] radiation.


Then it was just necessary to wait 12 days, observe, measure, weigh and take pictures along the way. And the result spoke was clear: cress seeds next to the router did not grow, and some of them were even mutated or dead. (emphasis added – Ed.)

“It is truly frightening that there is so much affect, so we were very shocked by the result”, says Lea Nielsen.

Dead Indiana Sky's picture

"God only knows"?  I'm pretty sure we all got it figured out dipshit.

historian40's picture

Smartphone + Social media--->We are borg.  I have a niece that can't seem to remember anything, doesn't know how to communicate in person, and can't go from one room to another without her phone.  "Smart phones", not so much.

Infinite QE's picture

Remember, Steve Jobs banned iPads from his kids.

Dg4884's picture

I just got home from a business flight from Birmingham, AL.  This morning, when I got to the gate, this younger woman was sitting in a chair just kind of staring ahead.  I was checking my email real quick just to make sure all was right with my world.  Maybe took about 20 sec.  She looked at me with my phone and immediately went to her purse and stared at her phone for  about 20 min.  

The smartphone has given a false sense of importance to those needing some kind of validation.  Social media apps are only used for self-glorification IMHO.

Barley Burnside's picture

You made eye contact with a millennial in the wild, she thought you were gonna perv up on her, so she got her phone out to disctract you.....

DrLucindaX's picture

Neither of my teenage kids are on Facebook. One of them said to me "It's where old people go to argue about politics." Instagram and Snapchat are what they use, and even those are losing favor, Snapchat especially as they keep adding stuff nobody wants or knows how to use.

Parker won't make it to 160. He may not make it half that far.

slwsnowman40's picture

Instagram is owned by Facebook.

Drop-Hammer's picture

IOW, it is another jew brain-washing/conditioning/propaganda/influencing tool.  The jews birthed advertising, the psuedo-sciences of psychology and sociology.  They now control all communications media (TV, movies, Internet, publishing, books, magazines, radio, advertising, etc.).  They have controlled the Jew Meme/Narrative/Message since before I was born.  Faceberg is just another weapon in their satanic arsenal to destroy da goyim.  If you are a man and utilize Faceberg, you are a cuck.

slwsnowman40's picture

'We'll get you eventually.'

No you won't.  I loathe everything about Fakebook.  I was on it for a minute and realized what their intent was and kept it around "collecting dust" until deleteing it this year in an account purge.

Rum Runner's picture

I made a promise to myself to never join the Matrix no matter what.

Quivering Lip's picture

Everything eventually diviates from what it was intended to be.

FB, ZH, food, drugs, sex ect. In the end it seems almost everything turns into a money grab. I mean do the Tyler's even exist anymore? From what this forum used to be 6 years ago I would say the Tyler's are gone and its just bots cutting and pasting now.

Or perhaps they sold out and this forum is just one huge psychological experiment.

DollarMenu's picture

I relly enjoyed Marla and weekend ZH Radio.

The "crowd" was small enough that it was amost like a chat room.

Lots of really bright folks shared a lot of hard won knowledge,

opened doors to the serious financial world for us outsiders.

Now, it's ... well, we know what it is now.

hola dos cola's picture

Lots of really bright folks shared a lot of hard won knowledge,

opened doors to the serious financial world for us outsiders.


Thx for the reminder. And for the rest, I think I see what you mean.

Two questions:

You seem to know the people from the 'ol days'. Can it be done again, in your opinion?

How did you manage to get anywhere with a discussion back then? I mean, when I blink once the discussion is already on page 3, and when I blink a second time I wonder if it is worth going back to where I was before the first blink if I can find it at all.


DollarMenu's picture

Probably not here.

The times/energies are very different.

Back then, this was an "outlaw" site.

Many of us actually contributed money  to keep things running in the early years.

The crowd was much smaller, not many articles posted during the day.

The space gave folks the room to interact and expand their presentations and arguments.

I think the same thing is going on at other sites;younger people are doing great independent journalism.

As they get unfunded by YouTube, they are getting their money from Patreon (sp?)

Still and all it's ZH, and I have to visit, and sometimes put in my 2 cents worth.

hola dos cola's picture

Thank you. Very kind.

The crowd was much smaller, not many articles posted during the day.

The space gave folks the room to interact and expand their presentations and arguments.

The crowd is a good thing, the number of articles (without a mean of navigating) is the killer from my perspective.

Thx again.

Deep Snorkeler's picture

Disturbing Thoughts

1. Americans' collective perception of the world

has achieved a high level of distortion.

2. Our future provides no enlightenment.

3. Bustling rodents are more productive than we are.

4. MSM is the Great Cloaca.

5. Our leadership is heroically insane.

6. Russia did not infect us with crippleware.

We infected ourselves.

NumbersUsa's picture

"We infected ourselves."  The "we" had, and continue to have a huge amount of help from our so-called friends the demented jew supremacists.

jew Edward Bernays the author of "Propaganda" really launched it big time during jew warI. Hired by woody wilson along with other jew supremacists to herd the goyim of America along the merry way to death and destruction.

They did it then and they are doing it now !  and them is the jew supremacists.


francis scott falseflag's picture

the meaning of Facebook is indistinguishable from the meaning of narcissism   

LA_Goldbug's picture

Call it what you want. It still creates Zombies.

pizdowitz's picture

Same self-hating fuck as Phil Spector. Downhill from here.


baldknobber's picture

I remeber parents not letting their kids have anything but a Am radio in their car because they thought too many channels would distract them and they would have a wreck

MPJones's picture

Very interesting and pertinent thoughts. It is when the social validation cycle is challenged that you get snowflakes. This has huge social and political implications.

Sinophile's picture

He's not joking and he's not crazy.  For a cool 2 million you can go to Fiji in 2018 and buy your way into independent/private human subject medical testing of a porcedure to extend your telomeres by 18% per (2 mil) treatment.  Dude's name is Anderson.

amadeus39's picture

Is he the same guy that makes windows?


metanoic's picture

Dr. Moreau opened up a clinic, great !

TeethVillage88s's picture

I guess they studied Communism, the Rise of Hitler, Gobbles Work, Political Officers in Red USSR, Red China.

Ideology triggers Propaganda,
Propaganda triggers Lies,
Lies Trigger Censorship of K-12 & Education,
MSM is just Capitalism with someones Twist of Ideology,

How to control people?

1) Religion, Doctrine, Dogma
2) Usury
3) Taxes
4) Propaganda & Ideology & Appeals to Patriotism & Nationalism
5) Ad Hominem Attacks, Rhetoric, Hyperbole', use of Lawyers, Courts, Police, Politicians
6) Cognitive Distortions, Cognitive Errors, Group Think, Appeals to the Masses, Riots
7) Attack Human Behaviors of all men or people, sexuality, alcohol use, appearances of diseases, appearances of being different, Demand everyone Look & Sound like the Average Person, Demand kind of perfection in Work Habits & Earnings, Demand separation from Arts, Acting, Music, Political Questions, New Philosophies

Total Consumer Loans Owned by Federal Government, Outstanding (TOTALGOV)
Sep 2017: 1,136.5321 Billions of Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted, (Huge Upward Trend)

Student Loans Owned and Securitized, Outstanding (SLOAS)
Q3 2017: 1,486.2139 Billions of Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted,

But I am just an Uneducated Gutter Snipe,

TeethVillage, Acolyte

NumbersUsa's picture

They studied jew supremacist Edward Bernays the author of "Propaganda" and the subject of " The Father of Spin"

He was also the behind the scenes propaganda father of the ultimate slaughters of jew warI & jew warII.

He was hired by woodrow wilson to convince the American goyim to fight their jew wars- and he was very successful.

TeethVillage88s's picture

Those were big, powerful,... Effective Propaganda Campaigns!