VR and AR will be the platforms of this decade – says Zuckerberg
As every year, the Facebook founder shares his predictions about the next year. This time, because we have entered the new decade, Mark Zuckerberg has spread a broader vision for the next decade. How will technology and our life change over the next 10 years?
The first change about recalls Zuckerberg, will be a matter of approach to social platforms. In his opinion, more emphasis will be put on building intimate, private environments than groups of millions of people. This will make it easier to find your role in society and at the same time keep your privacy. As for Facebook and Instagram, we should expect these portals to be focused on helping smaller businesses. Zuckerberg's goal is to give local entrepreneurs the same tools and opportunities that large corporations currently have. This can mean, for example, more convenient shopping through both platforms.
Zuckerberg believes that VR and AR will change our lives
According to the head of Facebook, each decade has its main platform. In the 90s it was a desktop, later – the internet, and the last decade definitely belonged to smartphones. Over the next decade, the millionaire is convinced that the most developmental equipment will be VR and AR platforms. In his opinion, even if today's goggle models are still clumsy, by 2030 they will be comfortable enough to change our approach to life. We will use them in remote work to emphasize our presence in a place where we actually are not there. This is to contribute to the popularization of remote work and at the same time reduce the cost of living. You will no longer need to move to more expensive, large cities to find a well-paid job.
This should come as no surprise to anyone. Facebook has been developing VR goggles for many years and emphasizes at every opportunity that the future lies in virtual and augmented reality. Facebook Horizon will debut next year. It will be a social platform available from the VR goggles level. It will allow you to develop relationships with other people, play games and experience common experiences. Zuckerberg's company also passionately buys smaller startups that will help it develop the AR / VR empire. In September, Facebook bought CTRL-Labs, for example, which develops bands that convert thoughts into commands. Luxottica, which works on AR glasses called Stella and VR goggles – Orion, was also taken over. | allthingsblogging.com