Mark Zuckerberg: Virtual reality is the future of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg: Virtual reality is the future of Facebook
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For a teenage Mark Zuckerberg, high school mathematics class meant dreams of traveling to distant worlds through virtual reality. Those ideas stayed with him as he grew Facebook into the mammoth it’s become today, and they’re now guiding him as he ponders the future of the social media platform.

It will be immersive, it will be bring people closer together, and it will happen sooner than you might think, he said on Sunday in Barcelona.

“I’ve been waiting for the day to come when we can deliver this experience,” he said. “Today, this is now possible. That day is here.”

Zuckerberg was speaking at a Samsung event held to launch two new smartphones and where the South Korean company also unveiled a new 360-degree still and video camera called the Gear 360.

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