Facebook’s 10-year roadmap outlined, eyes AI, VR, Internet access infrastructure

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined a 10-year roadmap that will take the company into drones, telecom infrastructure, artificial intelligence-powered vision and reasoning and social virtual reality. The roadmap, outlined at Facebook’s F8 powwow, is notable because it revolves around a simple construct that takes a product, scales it and then works an ecosystem. Over the next five years, Facebook’s focus will be on its product set everyone knows. For instance, video, search, Messenger and Instagram. The general theme here is for Facebook to grow an ecosystem and develop tools that can be monetized. For instance, Facebook’s Messenger Platform will revolve around connecting businesses to people. Between Messenger and WhatsApp, Facebook processes 60 billion messages a day, or “three times as many messages as SMS ever did.” Where things get really…


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