It’s Up To Millennials To Create More, Mark Zuckerberg Tells Harvard Grads That Automation Will Take Jobs


Finally, Mark Zuckerberg has his Degree from Harvard. The CEO of Facebook and the famous college dropout about 12 years ago and left the Ivy League University to find on the social network, but on Thursday he returned to pick a honorary doctor of laws degree and drop some wisdom on the class of 2017.




The remarks prepared and provided to The Washington Post ahead of speech, Zuckerberg called on his alma mater's newest graduates to tackle major, ambitious "public works" projects that bring together large number of people for general benefit of the society. Noted by Zuckerberg that many technology, including some developed at Facebook are now changing the world and even presenting the new challenges.




Stated by Zuckerberg in the remarks prepared that, "When the parents of us got graduated, purpose reliably came from your job, your church, your community. But today, technology and automation are eliminating many jobs. Membership in communities is declining. Many people feel disconnected and depressed, and are trying to fill a void."




Zuckerberg who is 33 years old, to deliver the Harvard Commencement speech is one of the youngest person, as per the Facebook – the face that Zuckerberg wanted to highlight toward the crowd is that, "We walked this yard less than a decade apart, studied the same ideas and slept through the same lectures," his speech said. "To be till here, we might have taken many different paths, but today I want to share what I have learned about our generation and the world we're building together."





What society will likely to be seen is noticed that ‘tens of millions of jobs replaced by automation like self-driving cars and trucks’ in the coming years, Zuckerberg called for young people on a large public works to work on a projects to make the new jobs. But did not specified what kind of projects those will or should be by the Zuckerberg, but he did cite some past example.




By Zuckerberg previous generations have their own defining works is noted - the Hoover Dam, the space program, fight against polio - that pulled them together and imbued America with civic pride. Citing global problems which including the change in climate and pandemics, Zuckerberg said that millennials, himself included, understand themselves as global citizens rather than belonging to any nation-state.



"To keep our society moving forward, we have a generational challenge - to not only create new jobs, but create a renewed sense of purpose," he said. "So what are we waiting for? It's time for our generation-defining public works. Not only to create progress but let's do big things, but to create purpose."




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