More bad news for Facebook CEO and general wunderkind Mark Zuckerberg: The Amazing Kreskin, arguably the country's most famous self-proclaimed mentalist, predicts Facebook will have a new leader by 2018.
“It will reach a point that the present head of Facebook will be forced to have another figure overseeing him as the key CEO of the company," he said, according to Beta Beat. "It’s destined to change its face.”
Kreskin has previously predicted Super Bowl winners and the outcome of the 2008 presidential election. But this is not the first time Kreskin has foretold gloom in the tech giant's future.
Two weeks after Facebook's public offering, the 76-year-old mentalist told New York Magazine that Facebook's IPO had "a little bit of a shadow on it that’s going to be a corrosive factor." (It's worth noting that Kreskin also predicted the price would level off in 10 days, but the after debuting at $38 a share, the stock has steadily declined, and is currently going for under $22 per share.)
Like his fictional peer Patrick Jane from the CBS drama "The Mentalist," Kreskin is a noted showman and former Johnny Carson regular who said he draws his knowledge from his ability to read the feelings, thoughts and sentiments of individuals near him. It's not a fool proof method, however.
In 2002, Kreskin predicted that a mass UFO sighting would occur over Las Vegas on the night of June 6. He promised to donate $50,000 to charity if there was no sighting that evening. Kreskin claimed to have seen some "glowing green orbs," although no one else reported seeing a thing, according to the IBTimes.
On the other hand, Kreskin may just be reading the news.
Throughout the past few months, as Facebook's stock continued its precipitous decline, more than one tech insider has called for the young CEO's replacement.
Reuters ran a piece to that effect back in July, and TIME followed up in August with a piece titled, "Is It Time for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to Step Aside as CEO?"
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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