How Will Facebook Change in 10 Years? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Outlines His Long-Term Goals For World Domina- I Mean, Social Media
I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed, but I'm pretty sure Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is trying to take over the world. He's already one of the most influential people on the planet, and he isn't planning on stopping any time soon. During a conference call with investors detailing Facebook's third quarter earnings, Zuckerberg unveiled what Facebook would look like in 10 years. And what is his 10-year plan? To develop Facebook into a massive social media multi-platform platform. Breaking it down into three, five, and 10 year goals, he outlined how he plans to tackle the ever-changing social media market in order to maintain Facebook's dominance as one of the Internet's most visited websites, along with its acquisitions and projects: WhatsApp, Messenger, Search, Video, NewsFeed, Oculus, Internet.org, and Instagram.
Here's where the 30-year-old sees his projects going over the next stages of their development.
In the near future, Zuckerberg said he hopes to continue improving the quality of ads and the newsfeed by further weeding out low quality content. He also wants to focus on Facebook's newest ad tech platform, Atlas, in order to better appeal to marketers.
While he won't be old enough to run for president, the multi-billionaire will probably start strategizing for the first step in his plan for world domination.
Zuckerberg told investors over the next five years he wants establish strong cross-platform links between Facebook and its acquisitions, particularly messaging services such as Messenger and WhatsApp. He credited Facebook's separate messaging app, which has experienced major consumer backlash, with increasing user response speeds by 20 seconds.
Zuckerberg said he also wants Facebook advertisers to be able to extend their ads across these different platforms, along with giving developers the opportunity to develop new ways to make Facebook profitable.
He'll also be old enough to run for president, so, you know, one step closer to the whole world domination thing.
Zuckerberg discussed some loftier (and nefariously evil!) goals in this section of his presentation, specifically the idea of pushing forward,"fundamental changes" in our world in order to better connect it. He spoke specifically about his project Internet.org, which is an app available in Zambia that provides free access to basic Internet services for health, education, employment, and communication.
Lastly, he discussed Oculus, a virtual reality endeavor that may play a large role in the next generation of computing platforms. Zuckerberg said prototypes of Oculus virtual reality headsets have been sent to 130 countries, where developers (code word for evil sidekicks, obviously) are experimenting in order to create games and apps for it.
He concluded by acknowledging these two platforms have a long way to go, but that the future seems bright for them from where he's sitting.
While he neglected include his even longer term goals, I'm assuming his priority for 25 years is developing an app for immortality, followed by a 50-year goal of implanting a chip in our brain so we can make statuses just by thinking them (and so he can monitor our location), followed by total world domination where he will reign as supreme leader of all things.
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