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

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."


Manthong Bokkenrijder Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:41 Permalink

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JHC… They are already toast.

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hongdo Paul Kersey Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:47 Permalink

Post to get validation?  Not really.  I don't know or care who any of you guys are.  Most of my posts are fire and forget.  Venting in a consequencesless environment so I don't have to bore my friends. I do ask a question once in a while but have yet to get any useful answer.  I come here because of the broad range of articles and comments where some are actually very inciteful.  The junk is easy to skip over.

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jeff montanye Chief Wonder Bread Fri, 11/10/2017 - 00:37 Permalink

well speaking of inciting a riot, causing four high level investigations, and talk of impeaching the president, there is this insightful analysis of how the two actual stories about russian influence on u.s. elections were paid for by the dnc and hillary clinton and how this indicts the fbi, cia and john brennan personally:https://consortiumnews.com/2017/10/29/the-democratic-money-behind-russi… developed further here:https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/11/09/is-hillary-just-the-fall-guy-fo…

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Paul Kersey Oldwood Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:34 Permalink

Downvotes can also be a form of validation. Negative attention is still attention. However, you are correct about upvotes for jew haters on ZH, but jew haters on Raw Story are seriously downvoted. Americans are tribal, and different blogs attract different tribes. Best to try and read them all if one is to take the public's pulse.

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Lore Paul Kersey Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:48 Permalink

Khazars are to Jews what Emos are to Goths: posers.  Or vice versa?  Suppose it's a matter of perspective. Me, I identify as Nephilim, with a little Elvish from an uncle that nobody talks about. (Prehensile ears come in handy from time to time, but the wings itch like a SOB when I'm molting.  I'd be a wreck without Lanacane.) 

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