This Image Of Mark Zuckerberg As Data From 'Star Trek' Works On So Many Levels

“Mark Zuckerborg,” one redditor quipped about the picture that compares the Facebook CEO to an android.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Wednesday. His time on Cap
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Wednesday. His time on Capitol Hill this week led to many memes and edited images.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg inspired a ton of memes and funny images this week during his two days of testimony before House and Senate committees.

But one is truly out of this world.

Evan, who preferred to be identified by only his first name to protect his privacy,  edited a photo to make the Facebook CEO look like Data, a character from “Star Trek” who is an android. The 19-year-old from Canada posted the image to Reddit with the caption: “Lt. Commander Zuck in court after his plan to study humans in greater detail backfires.”

Evan posted this photo to Reddit.
Evan posted this photo to Reddit.

Not only does the picture poke fun of Zuckerberg’s robotic responses void of emotion while in the hot seat in Congress, but the sign in front of him is also a pun.

“Mr. Data Accumulator” it reads, referring to both the “Star Trek” character’s name and Cambridge Analytica, the company that harvested data from Facebook users without their knowledge.

Many Reddit users really loved the image and came up with puns of their own:

Though the image is undeniably clever, Evan is the first to admit he didn’t come up with the idea on his own. During Zuckerberg’s two days of testimony, some people on social media pointed out that the CEO looked a lot like Data.

Evan told HuffPost that he saw a few images online of Zuckerberg with Data’s trademark yellow eyes and captions that read something along the lines of: “The more of your data I gather, the more I understand what it means to be human.

He liked the jokes and was about to send an image to one of his friends but thought, “You know, whoever did this didn’t really put a lot of effort into it, I think I can do better.”

And so he did.

“Data is an Android from the 24th century who can’t feel emotions (usually), and expends a great deal of effort attempting to understand the human condition,” Evan told HuffPost. “Mark Zuckerberg is an awkward man who is the CEO of a massive social media platform.”

“It’s just a dumb, funny joke, which is all I ever intended my picture to be,” he added.

We’re sure Data would have appreciated it.