In addition to revealing a “friendly and approachable” logo update on Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg opened up in a Q&A about his vision for the brand and the for social media in general, including the possibility of mind-to-mind thought-sharing.
“One day, I believe we’ll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology. You’ll just be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too if you’d like. This would be the ultimate communication technology,” he responded to one question in the virtual townhall. “This increase in the power people have to share is one of the major forces driving the world today.”
Check out Zuckerberg’s responses below, answering questions from Stephen Hawking, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arianna Huffington and other curious members of the Facebook community.
• On the future of communications, including telepathy, virtual reality, artificial intelligence:
• On what he’d like science to tackle, in answer to Stephen Hawking:
• On the outlook for media and news — and Facebook Instant Articles native publishing — in answer to Jeff Jarvis and The Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington:
• On the importance of exercise (and a veiled nod to the new Terminator movie) in response to Arnold Schwarzenegger:
• On controversy over Facebook’s real name policy with the LGBT and other communities in the wake of the marriage equality rainbow flag profile colorizer:
• On what’s next for the Internet.org initiative to connect the next billion people:
• On how he defines happiness and a sense of purpose—and what he’d take to a desert island: