Zuckerberg Says Virtual Reality Is Important for the Future; Will Eventually Replace Computers and Smartphones

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening kenote at the Facebook f8 conference on April 30, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening kenote at the Facebook f8 conference on April 30, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America)

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg thinks that virtual reality is still in its early stages of development, but that it could replace our smartphones and computers in the future.

“You guys all remember the first mobile phones were terrible, and that’s kind of the stage where we are now with virtual reality and augmented reality,” Zuckerberg said during a Q&A in Bogotá, Colombia. “It’s extremely early stage and the early stuff is very rough still, but I think that’s going to be a really important trend.”

Zuckerberg added that it could take between 10 to 20 years, but that eventually another computing platform will replace our smartphones and computers.

“We’re really excited about that as well,” he said. “We’re building that with Oculus which I think is by far the leader in virtual reality and it’s going to be very exciting to see how that develops.”

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SOURCE: Gamespot

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