Congratulations, Mark Zuckerberg!

Surrounded by controversy, lawsuits, and an unappealing portrayal in the hit Hollywood film "The Social Network" this year, Facebook's CEO and co-founder and presiding visionary was named Time's 2010 Person of the Year on Wednesday, December 15th.

Facebook has merged with the social fabric of American life, and not just American but human life: nearly half of all Americans have a Facebook account, but 70% of Facebook users live outside the U.S. It's a permanent fact of our global social reality. We have entered the Facebook age, and Mark Zuckerberg is the man who brought us here.

via Mark Zuckerberg - Person of the Year 2010 - TIME.

If it weren't for Mark Zuckerberg, our geenration today would be completely lost. I'll admit, I check my personal Facebook page at least three to five times a day, and I use it for work at least double the amount. It's easy to stay in contact with friends, or business associates, and since over 500 million people have Facebook, it's easy to find what or whom you're looking for.

The future of technology and the way we interact as humans has changed tremendously; it's scary to think what our world will be like five years from now.

Any ideas?