Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his personal challenge for 2019 was to organize frequent public debates about the future of technology in society. The event will focus on “opportunities, challenges, hopes and anxieties” in the face of how technology will shape human behavior.
“From time to time, I will talk to leaders, experts and people from our community in different fields and try different formats to make it interesting. Everything will be public, either on my Facebook or Instagram page or on other social networks, “explained the founder of the world’s leading social network.
Each year, Zuckerberg sets out a resolution. In recent years, he learned Mandarin, toured the US states. and sent thank-you notes daily. In 2011, he challenged himself to only eat meat that he hunted himself. Lately, your personal challenges have been more aligned with Facebook’s business needs.
The company has been criticized in recent years for its data collection practices, violations of user privacy and information exchange, and its actions fell 26% last year. In 2018, Zuckerberg’s task was to fix Facebook.
“I’m an engineer, I used to develop my ideas and wait for them to speak for themselves. But given the importance of what we do, that is no longer enough. So I’m going to get more publicly involved than I feel comfortable with and I’ll get more involved in some of these debates about the future, the risks we face and where we want to go, “said Zuckerberg.