Facebook’s Existential Challenge

Published on
May 8th, 2019
6 minutes

Facebook’s Existential Challenge

Future Fears ·
Featuring Roger McNamee

Published on: May 8th, 2019 • Duration: 6 minutes

Roger McNamee discusses Facebook's titanic trust problem. He argues that the emerging world of connected apps and devices need a set of rules regulating data collection, individual privacy, and other security issues. This video is excerpted from a piece published on Real Vision on Februrary 22, 2019 entitled "Facebook and the Future of the Social Internet."



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    Peter G.
    16 May 2019 @ 02:08
    Felt like he was all over the place in that brief interview. Was talking about Facebook, then went on about Alexa and Google Nest, finally to talk about AI and having controls similar to FDA regulations. Chemicals have regulations because they can have both immediate and chronic toxicity. I'm not sure how AI programs for resume screening has the same level of urgency in regards to regulations. On an aside, as a 30 year old, I find facebook's ads the least effective as compared to other types of ads (such as youtube or TV). Same goes for google ads. And my facebook use probably peaked 6-8 years ago in undergrad. (I also know of hardly any early 20's or teens that use facebook, its only grams and gramps that use facebook as social media, most others use it only if you want to communicate within a group.
  • SS
    Steven S.
    10 May 2019 @ 20:30
    Can the great Roger give us his views on Leader Technologies? - is this where FB 'trust' issues truly begin..........only crickets......... Hey RV - if you really want to cut through the crap get Michael McKibben on long interview format please.
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    Otto C.
    8 May 2019 @ 23:09
    It's too late for Facebook, it already lost its credibility and it will start to show up in its balance sheet. It's forming a double-top pattern