According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement on March 9, by 2030, people could use advanced smart glasses to teleport to locations like other people’s homes and speak to them as if they’re physically present. Facebook CEO announced that a headset-based digital experience might replace in-person meetings.
Zuckerberg added that one upshot of this vision of the future could reduce travel for business or pleasure, which could help lessen the effects of climate change.
Most big technology companies, such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google, are working on augmented reality technology, which overlays computer-generated graphics on images of the real world.
Mark identifies software that could be the hook to get people to buy and subsequently wear advanced computers on their face: virtual in-person communication.
As Zuckerberg announced on Monday, the ultimate vision years down the road is a pair of normal-looking computer-powered glasses that can display content alongside the real world through transparent displays.
Facebook CEO said that with the help of this technology of smart glasses, you just have to snap fingers and teleport to feel like you’re sitting in front of them.
Furthermore, he added that people might want to travel a little less in the future, do it more efficiently, and go places without taking the travel or commute time.
Mark also says one advantage to AR-powered teleportation is that it could reduce travel or commute time. AR could enable workers to live where they want, maybe in a less expensive region, and teleport to work.
Facebook aims to offer the products at as low of a cost as possible
Facebook CEO was also asked about the pricing of AR and VR headsets, and he revealed that Facebook aims to offer the products at as low of a cost as possible to get them out to everyone. However, some say that Apple’s first VR headset could be anywhere between $1,000-$3,000.
Additionally, Facebook develops virtual reality headsets which lack transparent displays through Oculus, which it bought in 2014 for $2 billion.
Mark says, he is too excited about getting eye tracking and face tracking because if you’re excited about social presence, you want to make sure that the device has all the sensors to kind of animate realistic avatars so you can communicate well like that.
The company has released multiple iterations of VR avatars, and Facebook CEO says a new generation of avatars is on its way later in 2021, with more realistic versions beyond that.