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The future of Facebook is telepathy, reveals Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says technology will become so advanced that people will be able to send thoughts to their friends
zuck_3360114bMark Zuckerberg offered his view of Facebook’s future in an hour-long question and answer session Photo: AP

Facebook users will one day be able to send messages and posts telepathically, according to founder Mark Zuckerberg.

The social network’s chief executive said the “ultimate communication technology” would enable people to send thoughts directly to each other.

“One day, I believe we’ll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology. You’ll just be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too, if you’d like. This would be the ultimate communication technology,” he said.

Mr Zuckerberg offered his view of Facebook’s future in an hour-long question and answer session on the social network, in which he also answered queries from actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and physicist Stephen Hawking.

In response to Facebook user Marcel Rukeltukel’s question on where the website is heading, the billionaire said helping people share information is one of his key aims, especially using video.

“There are a few important trends in human communication that we hope to improve,” he said.

“First, people are gaining the power to share in richer and richer ways. We used to just share in text, and now we post mainly with photos. In the future video will be even more important than photos. After that, immersive experiences like virtual reality will become the norm. And after that, we’ll have the power to share our full sensory and emotional experience with people whenever we’d like.


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