News Lazy, lack-of-ambition- he wants to cure all disease

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  1. MilkyDischarge

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    Mark Zuckerberg Pledges $3 Billion to Cure All Diseases
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    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan want to rid the world of all diseases: The couple’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced an ambitious goal of curing, managing or preventing all diseases by the end of the century Wednesday.

    “Today, just four kinds of diseases cause the majority of deaths. We can make progress on all of them with the right technology,” Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook immediately following the announcement. “This is about the future we want for our daughter and children everywhere.”


    To accomplish this, the initiative is going to invest at least $3 billion into scientific research over the next decade, including a $600 million investment into what’s being called the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub — a new interdisciplinary research center that is being formed in cooperation with the Standford University as well as the UC San Francisco and the UC Berkeley.


    One of the Biohub’s first projects will be a map of all human cells, which will be freely shared with researchers around the world.

    Chan and Zuckerberg first announced their initiative last December, and at the time pledged to give away 99 percent of their Facebook stock during their lifetime.

    However, the initiative is not actually a non-profit or a foundation. Instead, it is incorporated as a limited liability company, which means that the couple can use it for political lobbying or investments in private companies. The initiative’s initial focus has been education, with investments going to education startups.

    http://variety.com/2016/digital/new...-billion-dollars-against-diseases-1201867112/
     
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    bootyclause Well-Known Member

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    even if these tech kingpins are annoying and they might not be totally selfless at least the heart's in the right place.


    Hijacking this topic into other "NFL protest" thread - I wanna see Kaepernick pledge 99% of his money to help the people in the inner city.
     
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    Guys like Zukerberg and Gates and Buffet are modern day saints for trying to help the world.
     
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    Cure cancer
     
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    Putting his money toward good. Nice
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    His next project? Solving the population explosion problem.
     
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    That disease is proven incurable.
     
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    Zuckercuck, muzzies in 3,2,1...
     
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    Biff DiBiase Philanthropist and accountant at Larry, Inc. POTY Stern Forum Gold

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    Larry, Inc. pledged 3 billion to keep all diseases intact.
     
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    Karl Marx's heart was in the right place.

    Let's see what this actually accomplishes before we place the laurels on his brow. Ditto for Kaepernick. He's just a douche until he makes the world a better place.
     
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    He might be Aspergery, but he really does have a good heart.
    He has always given freely in the Silicon Valley area. He sponsors and funds so many coding and STEM programs for young kids. He is trying to bring the internet to the third world.
    I'm a big fan.
     
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    Maybe diseases are meant to keep that problem in check?
     
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    Look, the Gates family and now the Zuckerbergs are not doing this because of altruistic leanings. They are hoping to make some significant breakthroughs, then patent those breakthroughs, and make a fortune from them. These fuckers are greedy beyond compare.
     
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    Not really. Just don't cure the diseases.
     
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    And there's the rub.