Yesterday, Facebook announced its new name is Meta.
This is a great move to distance themselves from the toxicity associated with the Facebook brand, but it does nothing to course-correct their effect on human consciousness and the state of happiness on Earth.
“We’re a company that builds technology to connect people, and the metaverse is the next frontier,” Mark Zuckerberg said, which is described as a composite universe melding online, virtual and augmented worlds that people can seamlessly traverse.
From personal experience, I know Mark Zuckerberg’s products do not work. I have less friends today than when I first signed up for Facebook in 2004.
Rather than complain about it (like the news), I asked myself what can I do to solve this problem?
I came up with the idea for Befriend in 2018 while in the midst of a 4.5 year divorce.
Befriend is incorporated as a non-profit and is designed for connecting people in-person in real-time.
After Covid and Zoom fatigue, the last thing Earth needs is doubling down on mass depression caused by unnatural communication by billions of people.
I have confidence Befriend is the solution to Meta and to the restoration of human happiness on Earth.
I’ve solved a couple of really hard problems recently.
First, I figured out how to integrate every decade of technology and fit this information on one screen so a human life could be seen from tens of thousands of photos without scrolling.
Second, I beat the most valuable company in the world, Apple, along with their close competitors Amazon and Google in a face recognition experiment by finding more photos of the same person.
I created these solutions without any help, venture capital, or even a computer science degree.
Befriend however needs your help to become a reality on Earth.