The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Natural Blaze
By Vic Bishop
“I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.” ~Chamath Palihapitiya
In a recent talk with the Stanford Graduate School of Business, former vice-president of user growth for Facebook, Chamath Palihapitiya, made some rather startling comments about the impact Facebook and social media are having on human culture.
He acknowledged feeling ‘tremendous guilt’ about his involvement with Facebook, citing the fact that the technology is so widely used that it is actually affecting how human beings interact with one another, upending our entire cultural history of communication.
When asked what ‘soul-searching’ he is doing right now, Palihapitiya responded:
I feel tremendous guilt… I think in the back deep, deep recesses of our minds, we kind of knew something bad could happen…
It literally is a point now where I think we have created tools that are ripping apartpost was originally published on this site