Mark Zuckerberg held a public Q&A session in Columbia two days ago (14th of January), and some answers are really juicy.
Indeed, besides focusing on a new initiative consisting in giving free basic Internet access to everyone in the country, Zuck emphasized three points, answering to the question “How Facebook would look like in 10 years?” :
- There will be way more people connected on the internet
- There will be more and more communication and sharing tools
- A lot of new platforms
With this third point, Zuckerberg highlighted the fact that today’s platforms are computers and smartphones for the majority of people, but technology is moving fast, and we will definitly have other platforms coming up in the next years. Here is Mark Zuckerberg full quote :
“I think it’s pretty easy to imagine that in the future we will have something that we can either wear — and it’ll look like normal glasses (so it won’t look weird like some of the stuff that exists today). And you’ll just be able to have context with what’s going on around you in the world and communicate with people and not have to disrupt your conversations by looking down.”
Clearly, augmented reality and virtual reality are the bullet points to remember from Zuckerberg thought, and it shows us that Facebook did not purchase the company Oculus VR (creator of the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift) by coincidence.
You can see the full talk here, move to 44:00 for the part I talked about.