Virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and connectivity: The future of Facebook

At Facebook’s eighth developers conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced a vision for the next ten years that centered around three core areas: connectivity, artificial intelligence, and virtual/augmented reality.The ultimate goal of Facebook is, according to Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer, to use technology to connect people. According to businessinsider.com, the company wants to utilize their immediate ecosystem as well as their apps to break down the ten year plan into steps. Their apps, including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram, have to do with their first breakdown. An example of the improvements being present are Facebook’s new Messenger Bots, which will be little animations popping up to make the messenger app a better experience. An example of a Messenger Bot is “Poncho the Weather Cat”, which will give users the daily…


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