Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, participated in its first Facebook Live Q&A session and users of the social network pelleted him with (mostly) serious questions.
The event was designed to promote the Facebook Live feature and to bond the community members with its founder. The session took about an hour and approximately 100,000 users were live for its whole duration.
A nice surprise came in the form of Jerry Seinfeld popping in at the end of the session and asking Zuckerberg a few questions regarding his private life. While most of the fuss seems to be circling around Mark Zuckerberg not being a lizard, here are some of the other matters the CEO addressed besides his non-reptilian ancestry.
First things first: the Facebook founder restated his passion for transforming the world into a better place and connecting global users through the social network. He added that virtual and augmented reality is a field that his company takes special interest in.
Do Users Dream Of Electric Sheep?
Facebook lobbies its Oculus Rift VR headset and pedals hard to promote its engorging 360-degree content from the News Feed.
However, Zuckerberg envisions a future where interpersonal experience will know what current content sharing can provide.
"[Users will] be able to capture a thought, what you're thinking or feeling in its kind of ideal and perfect form in your head," Zuckerberg notes.
Once captured, the projections of your mind will be shareable with the world in ways that will describe it fully and comprehensibly. The Facebook CEO is confident that the "crazy brain research" that is under development right now will help users transfer ideas and emotions in the future.
In spite of having to wait "decades" to see the technology permeate the consumer market, the simple idea purported by Zuckerberg is amazing.
Facebook Is Free, Long Live Facebook
When users asked if the world's most popular social network will eventually require subscriptions, Zuckerberg made it clear that this is not even up for debate. Seeing how Facebook is cashing in billions from ads, it would be a bit strange to be otherwise.
"It's free, it always will be," he confirmed.
He points out that this is one of the key elements that will remain unchanged in the company's business model.
The Turth Has Been Spoken
Zuckerberg was not afraid to answer delicate questions. One user wanted to know the truth about the CEO being a reptile.
"I'm going to have to go with no, I am not a lizard," Zuckerberg hatched a predictable answer.
He did pause before reassuring everyone of his human essence, so you might want to take his answer with a grain of salt.
Zuckerberg reiterated the importance of teamwork in gathering inspiration and selecting the best ideas from a pile of good ones. That is why he urges entrepreneurs to pay close attention to what they are learning from the people around them.
In other words, the CEO advises people to always stay in environments that help them grow.
The Seinfeld Surprise
At about the 43:40 mark during the Q&A session, Jerry Seinfeld entered the studio and had a snarky chat with Zuckerberg. The world-famous comedian found out a few things about the CEO's life, such as the fact that he is taking his passion for sports to the next level.
You may watch the full session on Zuckerberg's Facebook page.
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