Meta co-founder Mark Zuckerberg was in good spirits last week when he appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast for an in-depth conversation with him and Joe Rogan that lasted three hours. They covered topics ranging from his virtual reality headset to Elon Musk’s brain chip company Neuralink.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed his love for jiu-jitsu martial art, in which he won silver and gold medals this week at an exhibition competition.
Meta’s new virtual-reality headset
Meta’s new headset costs $200 more than its predecessor, yet can be used for multiple types of content ranging from virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences to games and training apps.
It also allows you to interact with virtual objects in a room-scale environment, an essential feature for certain types of virtual reality. However, the Quest 2 may be less comfortable for long periods due to its heavier and thicker design as well as being unsuited for users wearing glasses.
One of the key differences is that this headset can now display full-color video feed from its inward-facing cameras, making it easier for users to visualize physical environments – an important feature for workplace applications. It follows suit with other high-end headsets like Vive Focus 3, HoloLens 2 and Varjo’s headsets.
Meta has included eye tracking and facial recognition into its VR headset for added interactivity, but these technologies raise privacy issues. Furthermore, it doesn’t completely block out ambient light like other immersive VR systems do – an important aspect of immersive virtual reality experiences – though an accessory to do just this will become available by late November.
Mark’s newfound love of jiu-jitsu
Mark was recently featured as a guest on Joe Rogan’s podcast to share how he discovered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and soon found himself immersed in grappling competitions and teaching it to employees at Facebook (now Meta). Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can provide stress relief, physical fitness and camaraderie during long workdays; which are all elements that Mark finds invaluable for his own well-being as well as teaching it to his employees at Facebook (now Meta).
Meta CEO Dave Camarillo credits training with Keanu Reeves’ black belt as his source for success in winning two medals at his first jiu-jitsu tournament: one for no-gi and two for gi. He won gold and silver medals for both categories of competition! In recent Instagram post he revealed photos from this first experience competing.
This billionaire initially began training jiu-jitsu to improve his physique, but has come to enjoy both its mental and physical components as well. He explained that taking in information all day requires something physically engaging – whether running or jiu-jitsu training are just two such activities that help him focus solely on one task at a time.
Fans have requested that Mark compete against Tom Hardy, who recently began studying jiu-jitsu. A potential pay-per-view event! For now though, Meta’s CEO remains focused on honing his skills and winning more competitions – an instinct which clearly manifests in him with each match against an unknown opponent that arises.
Mark’s thoughts on the Hunter Biden story
Mark Zuckerberg may have invented social media, but during an honest and in-depth interview with Joe Rogan he didn’t seem particularly enthusiastic about its use. They spent nearly three hours together discussing everything from Facebook’s new virtual reality headset to his love of jiu-jitsu; yet some serious topics such as content moderation practices and censorship also came up during the discussion.
Rogan asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about its decision to limit the reach of an article from New York Post making allegations about Hunter Biden ahead of 2020 presidential election. According to Facebook’s explanation, this “diminished its distribution” temporarily while it was reviewed by fact checkers.
Facebook took prompt action after receiving instructions from the FBI to be vigilant for election misinformation, according to Healy. Although, specifically naming The New York Post article about Vice President Pence’s son as part of their scrutiny pattern.
Zuckerberg responded that while some may believe social media to be responsible for political polarization in the US, he noted that the truth is more complex. Additionally, polarization had existed long before social media existed and so one factor can hardly cause such dramatic shifts in political attitudes.
Mark’s thoughts on censorship
Joe Rogan recently interviewed Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg for an episode of his podcast. In response, Zuck defended their decision to restrict distribution of a New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop from 2020, citing how the FBI warned about such articles spreading divisive political misinformation ahead of elections.
No matter your definition of it, censorship is a complex and multidimensional topic. It can serve to foster social solidarity by protecting shared values from insult (e.g. a prohibition against flag burning) or as an educational measure (such as banning racist and sexist speech). Censorship also acts to safeguard powerful interests by suppressing alternative viewpoints, criticism, or information delegitimization.
Some forms of censorship masquerade as public goods, like laws protecting the confidentiality of doctor or lawyer conversations. As communications technology progresses, so must its censorship. For instance, during Tiananmen Square protests fax machines were essential in keeping people up-to-date and strong encryption technologies make spying on private communications much harder.
As CEO of Meta Platforms Inc., which is worth $454 billion and powers Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp; Mark Zuckerberg faces an extremely demanding job. One challenge he may encounter while conducting UFC hosting duties may be keeping calm while discussing mixed martial arts and brain-implantable technology developed by Neuralink startup company he co-founded.