What is really behind the psychological make-up of the youngest billionaire in the world is a question worth pondering with the showing of Mark Zuckerberg's stated desire to help connect the world with the poor. Al Jazeera reported on Aug. 21, 2013, Facebook project aims to connect global poor. This venture is said to be aimed at helping to improve the lives of billions of people in the world.
Poverty is a devastating condition which often steals the potential of very intelligent, creative and sensitive people who generally can not lift themselves out of the isolation and quicksand of empty lives, illness, debts and other problems associated with this horrible state of being. By the moment poverty also steals the opportunity to experience life to its fullest, beginning in childhood with poor kids wasting away their free time starving and struggling to survive in mosquito and rat infested dusty ghetto rooms while wealthy kids are catching the waves and fresh air in places like Hawaii or Rhode Island and enjoying their first summer romances.
Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to try to help to begin to close the painful gap between the wealthy and poor by opening up lines of communication for the poor on the Internet. This could hopefully begin to create new opportunities for the poor to escape from their terrible predicament in life. The open lines of communication initially could have the potential to serve as healthy exercises for the mind as we move into a digital world where the concept of socializing takes on new dimensions. The resulting social connections may have the potential to help to open up new doors of opportunity for the poor.
On Wednesday Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, announced the launch of Internet.org, which is a project aimed at bringing Internet access to the 5 billion people around the world who presently can't afford it. Zuckerberg said, "The goal of Internet.org is to make Internet access available to the two- thirds of the world who are not yet connected and to bring the same opportunities to everyone that the connected third of the world has today."
Zuckerberg says that Internet.org will help to overcome the challenges of connecting and joining the knowledge economy for the poor. He says the goal of this project is to develop lower-cost, higher-quality smartphones and also to make Internet access more available in underserved communities. Other founding fathers of this project include Samsung, Qualcomm, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia and Opera.
CNN has reported, Mark Zuckerberg's big idea: The 'next 5 billion' people. There are about 5 billion people on the planet who don't currently have access to the Internet and Mark Zuckerberg wants to make it available to them. Zuckerberg said in an exclusive broadcast interview with CNN's "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo, "We want to make it so that anyone, anywhere -- a child growing up in rural India who never had a computer --can go to a store, get a phone, get online, and get access to all of the same things that you and I appreciate about the Internet."
Zuckerberg says he has a vision of a world in which everyone has the "same ability to share their opinions and speak freely." He has expressed the feeling that he thinks that would be a much better place. Zuckerberg has said, "Connectivity is a human right." There may be cynics who feel perhaps Zuckerberg is just searching for a clever manner to profit off of the poor with these plans.
However, it is likely that underneath this hard driving young tech genius and businessman there exists an idealistic young guy who really wants to help humanity. In an ever more troubled world those suffering the most from spreading poverty and associated health problems and hard crime are hoping Zuckerberg is actually the nice guy he appears to be and is searching for ways to actually use his enormous wealth and influence to help more and more people on our planet have better lives. It appears this is what Zuckerberg is really all about.