Facebook's Zuckerberg wants to figure out social equation

July 1, 2015

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg figures there could be a formula that explains how people think.

During a wide-ranging online question-and-answer session on his Facebook page Tuesday, Zuckerberg told famed physicist Stephen Hawking he would like to find that equation.

"I'm most interested in questions about people," Zuckerberg said in a written chat forum response to Hawking asking what big questions in science he would like to know the answers to.

Zuckerberg responded with a list that included how the brain works and immortality.

"I'm also curious about whether there is a fundamental mathematical law underlying human social relationships that governs the balance of who and what we all care about," Zuckerberg added.

"I bet there is."

Hollywood powerhouse and fitness champion Arnold Schwarzenegger weighed in with a question about Zuckerberg's exercise routine.

"You've got to be one of the busiest guys on the planet, and younger generations can probably relate to you more than they can the Pope - so tell me how you find time to train and what is your regimen like?" the one-time California governor asked Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg said he works out at least three times weekly, usually in the mornings.

He added that he takes his dog running whenever he can "which has the added bonus of being hilarious because that is basically like seeing a mop run."

The online question-and-answer session drew so many visitors that it stumbled technically, going offline for a few minutes due to what Facebook diagnosed to be "an overload of likes."

When asked his take on happiness, Zuckerberg said it was doing things that he believes in with people he loves.

"I think lots of people confuse happiness with fun," Zuckerberg said.

"I don't believe it is possible to have fun every day. But I do believe it is possible to do something meaningful that helps people every day."

While sharing thoughts on the future of Facebook, Zuckerberg said that immersive experiences such as virtual reality will become mainstream and that people will eventually able to share what they are sensing or feeling.

"One day, I believe we'll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology," Zuckerberg said.

"You'll just be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too if you'd like."

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not rated yet Jul 01, 2015
I must apologize, I had only seven days to do it all, things just got hectic around here, you know, three times universe would not ignite and stuff. All the same, if you want to do it right you have to do it yourself, right? Things got mixed up, and with people it got worst. I admit, I shouldn't have created theft before honesty, all right, sue me, but running out of wisdom while creating Silicon Valley geniuses was entirely not my fault. What could I do, I have left with one bottle of megalomania that's all, so I used it OK... Your Loving God. PS:. I hope you're not mad at me.
not rated yet Jul 04, 2015
The formula is based on our created self and the culture we have originally been formed by and our lifetime choices of self evolution by adhering to our dearest goals and aspirations in life, against our actual progress and success within society, family and friends (In this order).
Now there is a deeper structure for capturing the wisdom of the formula which fits us all, but also as standards change, including technology and actual luck/opportunity, the successful ones adjust the sails to these winds and the disappointed one stay with older standards they choose to hold dearer.
Not all of us are guided by this drive, and few probably ask this question or learn its deeper values for personal happiness and satisfaction with life to its fullest.

For more, just ask me…

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