Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has an enviable life, but he’s not satisfied. (Don’t worry: that story you read on Facebook where Zuckerberg and his family were eaten by a tiger while vacationing in Antarctica — that was fake news.) The real news is that it’s a new year and that means a new year’s resolution or two from the famous and ambitious entrepreneur. Two years ago he learned to speak Mandarin Chinese. Last year he designed his own home Artificial Intelligence system and completed a pledge to himself to run 365 miles. This year he’s trying something even harder. He wants to meet America.
Zuckerberg plans to finish 2017 having met with people from every state in the nation. (He’s grandfathering in those states he’s already done, so he’s nearly half way there.) Having traveled much of the world, he’s “excited to explore more of our country and meet more people here,” he writes, “to find out how they’re living, working and thinking about the future.” Zuckerberg recognizes we are at a “turning point in history” and since his work is about “connecting the world and giving everyone a voice. I want to personally hear more of those voices this year.”