Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has revealed his New Year's resolution for 2017.
“I’ve spent significant time in many states already, so I’ll need to travel to about 30 states this year to complete this challenge,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post.
Zuckerberg is famous for his ambitious — some might say eccentric — New Year’s challenges, including learning Mandarin, meeting a new person every day and only eating meat that he kills himself.
In 2016, he tackled two challenges: running 365 miles in a year and designing a personal AI assistant to help automate tasks in his home.
This year’s challenge was informed by what Zuckerberg describes as a “turning point in history” caused by the combination of “technology and globalization.”
“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,” the billionaire tech titan wrote the post.
“Going into this challenge, it seems we are at a turning point in history. For decades, technology and globalisation have made us more productive and connected,” he continued. “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.”
“Recently, I’ve traveled around the world and visited many cities,” Zuckerberg wrote in his post. “Now I’m excited to explore more of our country and meet more people here.”