the founder and CEO of Facebook, has given more credence to growing rumors that he is planning an eventual move into political life, by
announcing that he intends traveling across the United States in 2017, and meeting
people in every state.
The news which was released in a Facebook post with Zuckerberg saying:
“My personal challenge for 2017 is to have visited and
met people in every state in the US by the end of the year. 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… For decades, technology
and globalization have made us more productive and connected. 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.”
The journey, he said, will involve road trips with his wife Priscilla Chan, meetings with scientists and teachers, visits to Facebook offices, and would also call into small towns and universities.
It’s the latest move that reveal Zuckerberg’s future plans. In
December 2016, court filings revealed that he and members of the
Facebook board had discussed how he could remain in charge of Facebook,
while pursuing a political career.