Zuckerberg outlines plan to connect the next five billion people

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
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Well over a billion people have signed up to be a part of Facebook’s mission to make the world a more open and connected place but for CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it’s just the beginning. What about the next five billion?...

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cliffordcooley

TS Redneck
Does he have any plans to get the ones back that he has lost? I for one only have a couple of request. One of which is stop tinkering with the code, and screwing everything up every week or two. It hard as hell to keep your personal settings when they default every few weeks.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

TS Evangelist
What good is the internet for people who hardly have anything to eat and fresh water to drink?
That's not Zuckerberg's problem, he's only interested in connecting them. BTW I think the 5 billion estimation of the world population is very, very conservative.
 

cmbjive

TS Booster
That's not Zuckerberg's problem, he's only interested in connecting them. BTW I think the 5 billion estimation of the world population is very, very conservative.

So, he thinks giving them something they don't need is more important than what they do need? That seems awfully self-absorbed and narcissistic, no?
 

Heihachi1337

TS Rookie
What good is the internet for people who hardly have anything to eat and fresh water to drink?
Why should the rest of the world care? If a culture/nation has not evolved to the point they can sustain themselves by this point in human history, then let them die. Only the fittest should survive.

As far as Suckerberg, why doesn't he start by improving customer service with FB first and pay that hacker what he earned before getting lofty ideas to create internet for all? We already have horrible companies running as ISP anyways *cough*AT&T*cough* why add another?
 

cliffordcooley

TS Redneck
Why should the rest of the world care? If a culture/nation has not evolved to the point they can sustain themselves by this point in human history, then let them die.
Internet access can be used as a source for revenue. Keeping someone in the stone ages simply because they are in the stone ages is promoting their condition as well as humiliating them for who they are.
Only the fittest should survive.
And who are you to decide who is worthy of life? It could have been you born into an unfortunate lifestyle. It may be hard for you to understand, but you are trying to kill off the wrong people. As long as there is greedy people hording all the wealth, there will always be unfortunate people.
 
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cmbjive

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Why should the rest of the world care? If a culture/nation has not evolved to the point they can sustain themselves by this point in human history, then let them die. Only the fittest should survive.

As far as Suckerberg, why doesn't he start by improving customer service with FB first and pay that hacker what he earned before getting lofty ideas to create internet for all? We already have horrible companies running as ISP anyways *cough*AT&T*cough* why add another?

Why should Zuckerberg care about customer service? If a person/household has not evolved to the point that they can sustain themselves by providing their own technical support and IT management, then let them suffer through Facebook. Only the fittest should survive.

Your reply is silly, but more it is just inhumane.
 
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@[SIZE=14px]cmbjive[/SIZE] cause and effect, ripple on a pond

Lets say you had 100 starving cavemen and gave them a lake filled to maximum capacity of fish. They to might say "what the hell you give us this for? we can't use it." But what they don't see is as soon as someone shows them about a fishing pole, it changes everything. From their perspective, it went from being a useless gift, to now something that offers opportunity. The web can be a fishing pond and fishing poles come in many many forms.
 
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"Let them die"

As if their poverty was their PEOPLE'S fault. In the REAL world, someone is probably making some extra money off of keeping these people in poverty.