Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg calls for online voting, universal basic income


The famed Harvard dropout made the comments in the commencement address he gave at Harvard's graduation on Thursday.

"This idea was so clear to us, that all people want to connect, so we just kept working on it", he said, recalling early coding sessions in his dorm room. He called for graduates to find their sense of objective and to help others find their sense of goal and even said that he should pay to help others and so should the Harvard graduates who are successful and do well. The Facebook mogul noted "hundreds of millions" of jobs will be lost in the coming years due to the introduction of technology, like self-driving cars, into the workforce at a faster clip. "Membership in a lot of communities has been declining, and a lot of people are feeling disconnected and depressed, and are trying to fill a void in their lives". Without a sense of goal, people will turn towards isolationism, nationalism and authoritarianism, instead of openness and global community, he said.

In his commencement speech Thursday, Zuckerberg spoke of creating a world where goal exists for everyone and community can be strengthened for future generations. "And yes, giving everyone the freedom to pursue objective isn't going to be free". We'll try to do that instinctively.

"Mom, I always told you I´d come back and get my degree", read the caption of a picture he posted of him posing with his honorary diploma and his parents. Instead, he said rich people just like him should be ensuring everyone has a fair shot at pursuing their dreams. Talking to its graduation class Mark said that it is up to their generation to create a world where every single person has a sense of goal. "So what are we waiting for?"

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"Now it´s time for our generation to define a new social contract".

He encouraged the graduates to create a purposeful world by taking on big, meaningful projects, redefining the idea of equality and building community.

According to Zuckerberg this is hard because the world is changing quickly and the things that used to give people goal, like their jobs or their real-life communities, are changing, too.

Zuckerberg said opportunity is hindered by "a level of wealth inequality that hurts everyone" and that this is one of the social problems that need to be addressed. Months ago, the Facebook co-founder went to Bill Gates, who gave Harvard's 2007 commencement speech, for some advice.