Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled on Friday his vision of the company by 2030, where augmented reality will prevail, a revolution in exchanges according to him to which the social network will largely contribute. Until then, the good resolutions that the entrepreneur posted for the new year were personal: last year, he had made a commitment to learn a language, to eat only meat from animals killed by him and to visit all the American states – which had fueled speculation about a possible presidential candidacy.
” This decade, I will focus on the long term. Rather than challenge myself over the one year horizon, I tried to think about what I hope the world and my life will look like in 2030, to make sure I will dedicate my full attention on that “, Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook. ” We will have the technology to feel fully in the presence of another person no matter where they are, and scientific research will have helped cure and prevent disease to extend our average life expectancy by 2.5 years. “, he added.
For the founder of Facebook, by the end of the decade people will have abandoned the cell phone in favor of augmented reality glasses, and will rely heavily on virtual reality. “Imagine being able to live where you want and work easily in another location. If we are successful in achieving what we are working on, this possibility should be much closer to reality by 2030 ”, he wrote. The rise of virtual reality is expected to change the nature of the social network.
If the Internet has allowed billions of people to connect when and where they want, the social network of the future will focus on ” private interactions and will help us build those little communities we all need in life ”. Facebook has fallen victim to legislation restricting the use of personal data in several countries. In July, US regulators fined it a record $ 5 billion for failing to protect the personal data of its users.