December 16, 2013 - Jonah Peretti

  • 12/16/2013

Google buys a robotics company, the NSA infiltrates online games, Stephen and Billy Crystal compete for a Grammy, and Jonah Peretti discusses BuzzFeed's journalism initiative.

>> Stephen: TONIGHT, HOW BIGIS THE N.S.A. SURVEILLANCE

PROGRAM?

AND AM I BEING RECORDED RIGHTNOW?

(LAUGHTER)THEN, WILL I RECEIVE A NOBEL

R DID I EAT THOSE JACKER CRACKERJACKS FOR NOTHING?

(LAUGHTER)AND MY GUEST IS THE FOUNDER OF

BUZZFEED.

I'LL TALK TO HIM FOR ONE MINUTEBEFORE LOSING INTEREST AND

CLICKING ON ANOTHER GUEST.

(LAUGHTER)A NEW STUDY CLAIMS A.D.D. IS

OVERDIAGNOSED-- OR SOMETHING, IGOT BORED AND DIDN'T READ THE

ARTICLE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: WELCOME TO "THE

REPORT."

HELLO!

(AUDIENCE CHANTING "STEPHEN")HELLO!

WELCOME TO THE "REPORT,"EVERYBODY.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)NATION, YOU KNOW IF YOU WATCH

THIS SHOW I'VE ALWAYS BEEN AHUGE FAN OF THE GOOGLE.

(LAUGHTER)IT'S THE YAHOO! OF THINGS THAT

WORK.

(LAUGHTER)BUT OVER THE WEEKEND, FOLKS,

GOOGLE BOUGHT THEMSELVES ADISTURBING EARLY CHRISTMAS

PRESENT.

>> GOOGLE'S LATEST PURCHASE ISRAISING SOME EYEBROWS.

THE COMPANY HAS BOUGHT BOSTONDYNAMICS, AN ENGINEERING COMPANY

THAT DESIGNS ROBOTS THAT CANJUMP, WALK, AND RUN.

THIS IS.

>> THIS IS THE EIGHTH COMPANYTHAT PEOPLE HAVE BAHT IN THE

ROBOTICS FIELD.

>> THESE DEVICES WERE BUILT FORTHE MILITARY.

WHAT COULD GOOGLE WANT WITHTHEM?

>> Stephen: CLEARLY TO ENSLAVEHUMANITY.

(LAUGHTER)BECAUSE THAT'S THE ONLY WAY THEY

CAN GET US TO SIGN UP FORGOOGLE+.

(LAUGHTER)AND, FOLKS, THESE ARE FORMIDABLE

ROBOTS.

THERE'S WILD CAT, A GALLOPINGQUADRUPED THAT RUNS ON GASOLINE

AND YOUR NIGHTMARES.

(LAUGHTER)SAND FLEA, WHICH CAN LEAP TO THE

TOP OF A TWO-STORY BUILDING INTHE RARE EVENT YOU SOMEHOW

ESCAPE WILD CAT.

BIG DOG, MADE TO ASSIST HUMANSIN THE VITAL TASK OF HURLING

CINDER BLOCKS.

PET MAN WHICH NO DOUBT ONE DAYWILL MAKE A PET OUT OF MAN.

AND, OF COURSE, CHEETAH, ABLADE-LEGGED CYBER BEAST WITH A

TOP SPEED OF OVER 28 MILES PERHOUR-- WHICH IS FASTER THAN

USAIN BOLT.

SO THERE GOES MY PLAN TO FLEETHESE ROBOTS ON BOLTBACK.

(LAUGHTER)SO, FOLKS, TONIGHT -- FOLKS,

TONIGHT I AM PROUD TO SAY I'MANNOUNCING THE FORMATION OF A

REBEL ALLIANCE TO DEFENDHUMANITY.

AFTER ALL, THESE THINGS ARE JUSTLIKE IMPERIAL WALKERS.

WE ALREADY KNOW HOW TO DEFEATTHOSE.

(LAUGHTER)THAT'S WHY I HAVE STARTED AN

EWOK BREEDING PROGRAM.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)UH-HUH, UH-HUH.

(LAUGHTER)YES.

MY FIRST GOAL: S TO GET THISEWOK TO STOP POOPING IN MY

HOUSE.

YES, YOU'RE GOING TO LEARN TOCATCH CINDER BLOCKS.

THROW ME A CINDER BLOCK!

BUT, OF COURSE, SOME TECHNOLOGYIS OUR FRIEND.

LIKE THE KIND USED BY THE N.S.A.

WHICH HAS BEEN ROCKED BY THATCERTIFIED NUT-LID EDWARD

SNOWDEN.

AND WE DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW BADIT IS BECAUSE OFFICIALS HAVE NO

IDEA HOW MUCH INFORMATION HE HASCOLLECTED.

THAT'S RIGHT.

THE EXTENT OF EDWARD SNOWDEN'SLEAKS ARE AS FUZZY AND AS

ILL-DEFINED AS HIS MUSTACHE.

(LAUGHTER)SO IN A DESPERATE BID TO FIND

OUT HOW MUCH INTEL SNOWDEN TOOK,N.S.A. OFFICIALS RECENTLY

FLOATED THE IDEA OF OFFERINGEDWARD SNOWDEN AMNESTY.

I'D TAKE THE DEAL, ED.

JUST COME BACK WITH ALL THEINTEL AND ALL IS FORGIVEN.

I TELL YOU WHAT, TO MAKE YOUFEEL SAFE WE'LL MEET YOU IN A

SPECIAL AMNESTY ZONE.

(LAUGHTER)FOLKS, THE N.S.A. IS JUST DOING

THEIR JOB!

AND THEY'RE JUST DOING IT INMORE PLACES THAN YOU EVER

IMAGINED.

>> THE N.S.A. ACTIVITY DIDN'TSTOP WITH E-MAILS OR CELL PHONES

OF FOREIGN LEADERS ACCORDING THEGUARDIAN AND THE "NEW YORK

TIMES" WHICH SAY THE AGENCY ALSOSPIED ON VIDEO GAMES LIKE WORLD

OF WAR CRAFT AND SECOND LIFE.

>> Stephen: THAT'S RIGHT, THEN.S.A. IS SPYING ON SECOND

LIFE-- A GAME FOR PEOPLE WHODON'T HAVE A FIRST ONE.

(LAUGHTER)AND THANK GOD THEY ARE.

THE N.S.A. KNOWS THAT ONLINEGAMES ARE A TARGET-RICH

COMMUNICATION NETWORK ALLOWINGINTELLIGENT SUSPECTS A WAY TO

HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT.

AND ONE N.S.A. WORKER DESCRIBEDONLINE GAMES AS "AN OPPORTUNITY"

TO GET HIS DWARF ROGUE UP TOLEVEL 9.

(LAUGHTER)SO THE N.S.A. WENT UNDERCOVER IN

THESE VIRTUAL WORLDS WITHMAKE-BELIEVE CHARACTERS TO SNOOP

AND TRY TO RECRUIT INFORMERS.

IN FACT, SO MANY DIFFERENT U.S.

INTELLIGENCE AGENTS WERECONDUCTING OPERATIONS INSIDE

GAMES THAT A DECONFLICTION GROUPWAS REQUIRED TO ENSURING THEY

WEREN'T SPYING ON OR INTERFERINGWITH EACH OTHER.

(LAUGHTER)AS SEEN IN THIS RECENTLY-LEAKED

FOOTAGE.

>> NICE, NEW.

>> TOTALLY.

SO YOU WANT TO BLOW UP A BRIDGE?

>> I DON'T KNOW.

DO YOU?

>> ONLY IF YOU DO.

>> WAIT, AGENT KINCAID?

>> AGENT PAT -R SON?

>> HANG ON.

IS EVERYONE HERE FROM THEN.S.A.?

>> YUP.

>> UH-HUH.

>> SURE AM.

>> ME, TOO.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: AND, FOLKS, THEIR

VIRTUAL HARD WORK HAS VIRTUALLYPAID OFF BECAUSE THE DOCUMENTS

CONTAIN NO INDICATION THAT THESURVEILLANCE EVER FOILED ANY

TERRORIST PLOTS, NOR IS THEREANY CLEAR EVIDENCE THAT TERROR

GROUPS WERE USING THE VIRTUALCOMMUNITIES TO COMMUNICATE AS

INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES PREDICTED.

SO NO TERRORISTS IN WORLD OF WARCRAFT, WHICH MEANS THEY MUST

HAVE MOVED ON TO MADDEN 25.

BUT FOLKS, ALL THIS MOANINGABOUT N.S.A. SNOOPING TOTALLY

IGNORES THE GREAT SNOOPING BEINGDONE BY THE F.B.I.

THE FEDS HAVE UNVEILED THEIRGREATEST TECHNOLOGICAL

BREAKTHROUGH SINCE WHATEVER THEYUSED TO KEEP MULDER AND SCULLY

FROM DOING IT.

THEY WERE PERFECT FOR EACHOTHER!

PRINT MY FAN FICTION!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)JIM?

>> OUR GOVERNMENT HAS HAD THEABILITY TO TURN ON OUR WEB CAMS

ON OUR COMPUTERS AND MONITOR USAT HOME AND WE DON'T EVEN KNOW

IT.

>> THE FEDS ARE REPORTEDLY ABLETO USE SECRET TECHNOLOGY TO

DISABLE THE WEB CAM'S GREENLIGHT SO YOU HAVE NO IDEA YOU'RE

ON.

A SOURCE TELLS THE "WASHINGTONPOST" THAT THE F.B.I. HAS BEEN

ABLE TO HACK INTO OUR WEB CAMSFOR SEVERAL YEARS.

>> Stephen: FOLKS, THIS IS AMAJOR BREAKTHROUGH.

PREVIOUSLY IF YOU WANTED TO SPYON SOMEONE THROUGH YOUR WEB CAM

YOU HAD TO PAY $1.99 PER MINUTE.

(LAUGHTER)AND WHAT THEY WERE STRAPPING ON

WAS NOT A SUICIDE VEST.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)STILL, THERE MIGHT BE TIMES WHEN

YOU DON'T WANT A NAMELESSBUREAUCRAT TO WATCH YOUR EVERY

MOVE.

THAT'S WHY I HAVE INVENTED APOWERFUL NEW ANTI-SURVEILLANCE

SECURITY SYSTEM CALLED TOTALANALOG PERSONAL ENCRYPTION.

OR TAP-PAY.

HERE IS THE PROTOTYPE, OKAY?

(APPLAUSE)FOLKS, FOR JUST THREE EASY

PAYMENTS OF 12 EASY PAYMENTS AT$59.99 YOU CAN UP LOG THE SYSTEM

OVER YOUR WEB CAM'S LENS, ALLRIGHT?

AND THE PATENTED QUAD CORNEROPACITY WILL JAM THE F.B.I.'S

OPTICAL SIGNALS.

AND THEN ONCE YOU'RE OFF THEGRID YOU CAN USE IT.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)YOU CAN USE IT TO ENCRYPT

PACKAGES AND WINDOW CRACKS.

SO GET YOURS TODAY BUT REMEMBERTHE OFFER IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR

TERRORISTS.

YOU'RE ON YOUR HONOR.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY, THANKS SO MUCH.

FOLKS, FOLKS, IF YOU WEREWATCHING THE SHOW LAST WEEK I

TOLD YOU ABOUT HOW I'D BEENNOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)WELL NOW, FOLKS, I'M GOING TO

TELL YOU AGAIN, I'VE BEENNOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)IT'S FOR THE AUDIO VERSION OF MY

BOOK "AMERICA AGAIN: REBECOMEINGTHE GREATNESS WE NEVER WEREN'T."

(LAUGHTER)IT'S UP FOR BEST SPOKEN WORD

ALBUM AND THERE'S ONLY ONE THINGSTANDING BETWEEN ME AND MY

GRAMMY-- AND IT'S FOUR THINGS.

DAVID SEDARIS, CAROL BURNETT,BILLY CRYSTAL AND THE

94-YEAR-OLD FOLK LEGEND PETESEEGER.

I HAVE VOWED TO CRUSH THEM LIKEAMAZINGLY TALENTED BUGS AND WHEN

I GO ON STAGE TO ACCEPT MY AWARDON GRAMMY NIGHT --

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)SPOKEN WORD NOMINEE BILLY

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)SPOKEN WORD NOMINEE BILLY

CRYSTAL!

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

>> HELLO, STEPHEN.

(LAUGHTER).

>> Stephen: HEY, BILL, WHAT'SUP?

>> WHAT AM I DOING HERE?

I'M CURRENTLY PERFORMING MYONE-MAN SHOW "700 SUNDAYS" AT

THE IMPERIAL THEATER, 249 WEST45th STREET ONLY THREE MORE

WEEKS.

BUT THAT'S NOT WHY I'M HERE.

>> Stephen: THEN WHY ARE YOUHERE?

>> I THINK I JUST HEARD YOU SAYYOU WERE GOING TO CRUSH ME.

>> Stephen: THE WORD "CRUSH"GETS THROWN AROUND SO MUCH IN

THIS BUSINESS DO WE EVEN KNOWWHAT IT MEANS ANYMORE?

>> HOW ABOUT TO DESTROY,HUMILIATE?

>> Stephen: THAT'S ABOUTRIGHT, YEAH.

>> LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING,YOU SON OF A BITCH.

I'LL HAVE YOU KNOW I WAS A BIGSTAR IN THIS TOWN BEFORE YOU

WERE JUST SLIGHTLY YOUNGER THANI AM.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: I STILL AM, BILLY.

>> YOU SON OF A BITCH.

I DESERVE THAT GRAMMY.

ALL I'VE GOT NOW ARE MY TONY,SIX EMMYS, MARK TWAIN PRIZE, MY

STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OFFAME AND MY BLOCKBUSTER

ENTERTAINMENT AWARD.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: YOU GOT A BLOCKY?

(LAUGHTER)YOU SON OF A BITCH!

>> SON OF A BITCH IS MY LINE,YOU SON OF A BITCH.

>> Stephen: BILLY!

I NEED THE GRAMMY!

ALL I'VE GOT NOW IS MY NINEEMMYS, MY TWO PEABODYS AND, OF

COURSE, MY GRAMMY.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)>> YOU SON OF A BITCH!

>> Stephen: SHH, YOU'RESCARING HER!

(LAUGHTER)LISTEN, BILLY, WE'RE COLLEAGUES,

WHY ARE WE FIGHTING?

>> BECAUSE YOU SAID YOU WEREGOING CRUSH ME.

>> Stephen: RIGHT.

OKAY.

(LAUGHTER)BUT WHAT I REALLY MEANT WAS THAT

I JUST HOPE THAT PETE SEEGERDOESN'T WIN.

>> WHAT AN (BLEEP).

>> Stephen: YEAH, HE IS.

BESIDES HE ALREADY WON THELIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT GRAMMY IN

1993.

>> YES, AND HE KEEPS ON LIVING!

IT'S SO SELFISH!

>> Stephen: BILLY CRYSTAL, IFEEL LIKE I'VE LEARNED A LOT

FROM YOU TODAY.

I HOPE YOU WIN THE GRAMMY.

>> THANK YOU, STEPHEN.

(LAUGHS)>> Stephen: BILLY -- IS THERE

ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SAY TO ME?

>> I HOPE YOU LOSE.

(LAUGHTER).

>> Stephen: YOU SON OF ABITCH!

>> 700 SUNDAYS, THE IMPERIALTHEATER, ONLY THREE MORE WEEKS.

SON OF A BITCH TWO!

>> Stephen: WE'LL BE RIGHTBAC

>> Stephen: MY GUEST TONIGHTIS THE C.E.O. OF BECAUSE FEED.

I'LL GIVE YOU ONE REASON WHYHE'S ON THE GREATEST SHOW EVER.

PLEASE WELCOME JONAH PERETTI.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)THANK YOU, HEY, JONAH, THANKS SO

MUCH FOR COMING ON.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: MERRY CHRISTMAS.

HOW ARE YOU?

MERRY CHRISTMAS, MY FRIEND.

>> MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU, HAPPYHOLIDAYS.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU VERYMUCH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THAT WAS AGONIZING.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

FOUNDER AND C.E.O. OF BUZZFEED.

ONE OF THE COFOUNDERS OFHUFFINGTON POST IN 2005.

WHAT YOU'VE GOT IS THE FUTURE OFNEWS AGREE OR DISAGREE?

>> WE'RE A NEWS ANDENTERTAINMENT COMPANY.

WE'RE INVESTING HEAVILY IN NEWS.

WE JUST DID OUR FIRST REPORTINGFROM SYRIA WE HAVE PEOPLE IN

KIEV COVERING THE PROTEST THEREAND WE ARE STARTING AN

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM TEAM BYPULITZER PRIZE WINNING

JOURNALISTS THAT START INJANUARY.

WE'RE BUILDING UP.

>> Stephen: OKAY, BUT WHYWOULD YOU DO THAT?

WHY WOULD YOU POLLUTE YOUR BRANDWITH JOURNALISM?

(LAUGHTER)YOU DON'T SEE DANCING WITH THE

STARS CUTTING OUT OF THEIR SHOWTO REPORT ON CHICAGO GUN

VIOLENCE.

YOU'VE GOTTEN A INCREDIBLYEASY-TO-DIGEST SITE.

PEOPLE CALL YOUR SITE FULL OFCLICK BAIT.

IS THAT AN INSULT TO YOU?

I THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE IT ASBADGE OF HONOR.

>> WE DON'T CARE ABOUT WHAT THEYCLICK, WE CARE ABOUT WHAT THEY

SHARE.

THE BEST VIRAL MARKETINGSTRATEGY IS UNDERSTANDING THE

HUMAN HEAD AND HEART.

IF YOU MAKE THINGS THAT PEOPLEWANT TO TALK ABOUT WITH THEIR

FRIENDS YOU'LL HAVE SUCCESS.

>> Stephen: HOW OFTEN DOPEOPLE WANT TO FIND OUT ABOUT

ATROCITIES IN SYRIA AND HOWOFTEN DO THEY WANT TO SEE THE 15

SEXIEST PANDAS?

(LAUGHTER)>> IT DEPENDS HOW SEXY THE

PANDAS ARE.

>> Stephen: OR SEXY OTTERS ORWHATEVER IT IS.

>> OR HOW BAD THE ATROCITIESARE, ALSO.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

SEXY ATROCITIES.

OR SEXY PANDAS ACTING OUT SYRIANATROCITIES.

I JUST GOT YOUR NEXT CLICK BAIT,MY FRIEND.

FRIEND.

>> YOUR TALENTS ARE WASTED HERE.

YOU SHOULD START POSTING FOR US.

>> Stephen: SO MANY PEOPLE ARECOPYING YOU NOW.

IS IT GOING TO BE ONLY A MATTEROF TIME BEFORE THE "NEW YORK

TIMES" IS BUZZFEEDING THEIR OWNSITE?

>> PEOPLE HAVE TO FOLLOW THEIROWN PATH.

>> Stephen: THEIR BATH ISRIGHT INTO BANKRUPTCY.

WHAT IS -- THEY'RE FIRINGPEOPLE.

YOU'RE HIRING PEOPLE.

WHAT PATH WOULD YOU RECOMMENDPEOPLE TAKE?

>> IT'S HARD TO COPY SOMEONEELSE.

>> Stephen: NO, IT'S VERY,VERY, VERY EASY.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, IT'S NOTONLY A SINCERE FORM OF FLATTERY

BUT AN EXCELLENT WAY TO MAKEMONEY.

SEE, LIKE NETWORK TELEVISION.

THEY JUST COPY EACH OTHER.

>> IT'S MORE COMPLICATED WHATWE'RE DOING.

YOU HAVE TECHNOLOGY, YOU HAVETHE CULTURE OF THE COMPANY.

>> Stephen: WHAT IS THECULTURE OF BUZZFEED?

FIVE WORDS OR LESS?

WHAT'S YOUR CULTURE?

>> PLAYFUL, EXPERIMENTAL, IT'SLEARNING FROM DATA, BUT IT'S

ALSO BUILDING INTUITION.

>> Stephen: THAT'S 10.

LEARNING FROM DATA, BUILDINGINTUITION GETS YOU UP TO 10.

(LAUGHTER)ARE YOU A JOURNALIST?

>> I DIDN'T COME FROM AJOURNALISM BACKGROUND, I CAME

FROM A TECHNOLOGY BACKGROUND.

THAT IS WHY I HIRED BEN SMITH ASOUR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF TO LEAD OUR

JOURNALISM.

>> Stephen: BEN SMITH USED TOBE AT POLITICO.

>> HE DID, YES.

>> Stephen: WHY LEAVE POLITICOTO COME WORK FOR YOU GUYS?

IS IT BECAUSE HE WANTED TO WORKFOR A SITE THAT HAD LESS GOSSIP?

(LAUGHTER)>> HE WANTED TO BUILD SOMETHING

NEW.

HE WAS ONE OF THE -- HE WAS PARTOF THE TEAM THAT REALLY BUILT

POLITICO AND I THINK HE WASEXCITED ABOUT -- HE SAW THE WAY

THE WEB WAS SHIFTING TOWARDSSOCIAL AND HE WANTED TO BUILD

SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT ANDWE ALL BELIEVE WE CAN BUILD A

BIG MEDIA COMPANY THAT -- FORTHE WAY PEOPLE CONSUME MEDIA

TODAY-- MOBILE AND SOCIAL BEINGTHE DOMINANT THINGS PEOPLE USE

TO CONSUME THEIR MEDIA.

>> Stephen: WHAT'S A LISTICLE?

THAT SOUNDS LIKE A LIST OF THETOP TWO TESTICLES IN MY SCROTUM.

WHAT IS A LISTICLE?

>> WE'LL HAVE THAT ON THE SITETOMORROW, I'M SURE.

THE -- A LISTICLE IS JUST ALIST.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS WERE ALIST.

>> Stephen: REALLY.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS IS ALISTICLE?

>> THE BILL OF RIGHTS.

>> Stephen: WHAT'S THEDIFFERENT BETWEEN A LISTICLE AND

A LIST THEN.

>> LIST IS A BETTER WORD.

WE DIDN'T SAY LISTICLE, OTHERPEOPLE SAID THAT.

>> Stephen: YOU GO WITH THAT.

>> WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

EVERYONE SAYS IT.

>> Stephen: STAND YOUR GROUND.

(LAUGHTER)50 YEARS FROM NOW IS EVERYTHING

GOING TO BE BUZZFEED?

ARE WE GOING TO LOOK BACK AT --ARE PEOPLE GOING TO REFER TO

BUZZFEED AS THE -- YOU KNOW, THEOLD GRAY LADY?

THE LISTICLE OF RECORD?

(LAUGHTER)>> IT'S A VERY DYNAMIC TIME IN

THE MEDIA INDUSTRY.

SO MANY THINGS ARE CHANGING SORAPIDLY RIGHT NOW.

>> Stephen: BY "DYNAMIC" YOUMEAN CLUSTER (BLEEP), RIGHT?

(LAUGHTER)PEOPLE JUST -- MEDIA JUST BEING

THROWN ON THE DEATH WAGON AS ITRATTLES THROUGH TOWN?

>> IT'S A CHALLENGING TIME FORPRINT MEDIA AND THERE'S A LOT OF

EXCITING NEW COMPANIES FORMINGAND IT'S HARD TO SAY WHAT WILL

HAPPEN TEN YEARS, 50 YEARS OUT,BUT WE NEED TO CONTINUALLY

CHANGE WHAT WE DO.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU GOING TOGET ANY OF THOSE GOOGLE ROBOTS?

>> THEY CAN DELIVER THENEWSPAPER, I GUESS.

>> Stephen: THEY COULD GO GETTHE NEWS.

YOU COULD -- YOU COULD GETROBOTS TO FORCE PEOPLE TO DO

THINGS THAT ARE NEWSWORTHY.

(LAUGHTER)HMM?

>> THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.

YEAH.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT, WELLTHANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING

ME.

>> THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

>> Stephen: JONAH PERETTI.

BUZZFEED.

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