Former Facebook president and billionaire Sean Parker has lashed out against the social network and social media in general, pondering what the ramifications of it might be years down the road.
Parker, 38, spoke Wednesday at an Axios event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, and while he was officially there to talk about efforts to advance cancer innovation, he apparently went off-script as he began to speak about his status as "something of a conscientious objector" to social media.
"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 2billion people and.it literally changes your relationship with society, with each other".
"God only knows" what Facebook is doing to our children's brains.
To get there, Parker notes that they needed to give users "a little dopamine hit every once in a while" in the form of a Like. "And that's going to get you to contribute more content, and that's going to get you ... more likes and comments". Parker, current chair of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, said that the investors and creators - especially Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom, and himself - were all conscious of the so-called validation loop.
Parker, speaking at an Axios event, pulled back the curtain on Facebook's early days, saying it was created to consume people.
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