Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, developed a ten-year concept for his company, trying to imagine his life and the world around him in 2030. He wrote about this on his Facebook page.
Here are the key, in his opinion, areas of Facebook development for the next 10 years.
Facebook will focus more on funding and providing a platform for young entrepreneurs, academics and leaders to implement change in our society. According to the leader, the time has come to solve the problems of future young generations that are already faced with: from climate change to rising costs for education, housing and healthcare.
Facebook and other important social platforms will help create new types of small communities that will give people back a sense of familiarity and closeness.
The head of Facebook believes that although smartphones will remain key devices in the coming years, in the 2020s the world will receive revolutionary augmented reality glasses that will change the principles of how people interact with technology. Augmented and virtual reality will create the feeling of a real presence, as if the user is communicating directly with another person or is in another place. Such a platform, according to Zuckerberg, will bring people together and strengthen social interactions.
The company also intends to create commercial and payment instruments so that small businesses get easier access to the same financial technologies and advantages that only large enterprises have today.
An important issue, according to Zuckerberg, are the problems of managing the large digital communities that have been created thanks to the Internet. He emphasized that Facebook often has to maneuver between freedom of speech and security, between the right to privacy and law enforcement. In his opinion, difficult situations can be resolved with the help of clear decisions on the part of the democratic authorities regarding elections, protecting privacy and combating inappropriate content. He also noted the importance of independent bodies through which society itself can resolve conflict situations. As an example, he cited the independent supervisory board created by Facebook, thanks to which social network users can appeal content decisions.