Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg typically has more grand New Year’s resolutions than most of us. He’s run all over the world, built his own personal A.I. system (voiced by Morgan Freeman), learned Mandarin and a plethora of other things a hyper-productive being tends to go after.
This year Zuckerberg is mixing it up by aiming for a cross-country road trip. In a Facebook post on Tuesday evening he announced he wants “to have visited and met people in every state in the US by the end of the year.”
Zuckerberg says he has about 30 or so states left to visit to have visited them all. Aiming to understand different points of views from different people around the country, Zuckerberg gave this for his reasoning:
“After a tumultuous last year, my hope for this challenge is to get out and talk to more people about how they’re living, working and thinking about the future. For decades, technology and globalization have made us more productive and connected. This has created many benefits, but for a lot of people it has also made life more challenging. This has contributed to a greater sense of division than I have felt in my lifetime. We need to find a way to change the game so it works for everyone.”
While there have been plenty of rumors that Facebook is developing a self-driving car, that has been somewhat dispelled by Zuckerberg himself. But who knows, maybe this will be his unveiling of their technology?