Mark Zuckerberg recently hosted a Q&A on his Facebook page and talked about where he sees technology moving in the future. So what does the social media mogul predict? Here are the Facebook CEO’s ideas:
Zuckerberg believes that the power of our minds will eventually surpass computers and smartphones and that humans will be able to send their thoughts to one another. “One day, I believe we'll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology,” he said, “You'll just be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too if you'd like. This would be the ultimate communication technology.”
Computers describing images to users
“We're building systems that can recognize everything that's in an image or a video,” Zuckerberg said. “This includes people, objects, scenes, etc. These systems need to understand the context of the images and videos as well as whatever is in them.”
Making the internet more accessible by beaming it with lasers from the sky
“As part of our Internet.org efforts, we're working on ways to use drones and satellites to connect the billion people who don't live in range of existing wireless networks,” he said. “Our Connectivity Lab is developing a laser communications system that can beam data from the sky into communities. This will dramatically increase the speed of sending data over long distances.”
Immunity to diseases
Zuckerberg talked about his hope that the species would evolved to superhuman with increased medical advances.
“We're working on VR because I think it's the next major computing and communication platform after phones… I think we'll also have glasses on our faces that can help us out throughout the day and give us the ability to share our experiences with those we love in completely immersive and new ways that aren't possible today.”
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