April 19, 2017
Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled Facebook’s augmented reality system – and confirmed rumours the firm is developing a ‘mind control’ brain interface.
The social network’s founder took to the stage at the firm’s annual F8 developer conference at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center to introduce what he called the ‘second act’ in Facebook’s camera strategy – a new platform to allow developers to build AR apps that intensifies its battle with Snapchat.
He also hinted at the firm’s more distant future, confirming rumours it is developing a radical mind reading computer interface – and promised more details on the project ‘soon’.
‘We’re building further out beyond augmented reality, and that includes work around direct brain interfaces that one day will let you communicate using only your mind, although that stuff is pretty far out,’ he said.
Zuckerberg also addressed the tragedy in Cleveland, saying ‘our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr, we have a lot of work to do and we’ll do everything we can to help prevent these tragedies.’
He first unveiled a new augmented reality platform allowing developers to build AR apps.
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 5:08 am