Facebook unveils AR software and confirm plans for futuristic 'mind control' map

Posted April 20, 2017

Facebook is getting better at acknowledging "the many, many unintended consequences of their actions" and "the power and reach of their platform" Wood said, including its handling of fake news on the social media site.

"Think about how numerous things you use don't actually need to be physical", Mark Zuckerberg Told Recode where he also talked about his broader AR vision, which includes AR glasses.

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook. He also said that Facebook isn't anxious about "no innovation" allegations and defended copying Snapchat by saying that it was the ground work for Facebook's Camera Effects Platform for developers. The company is also shifting its focus to photos and videos.According to Techcrunch report, Zukerberg said that "we kind of felt like we're going to need cameras because video and photos are becoming more central but the unique thing that we're going to do is we're not just going to build basic cameras, we're going to build the first mainstream augmented reality platform".

Zuckerberg believes that his recent push to add camera features to Facebook's suite of smartphone apps will help the company popularise AR. Frames Studio is an online creative editor, available globally, that allows people to design frames that can be used either as profile picture frames or in the new Facebook camera.

Zuckerberg said new phone-based applications might include creating a three-dimensional scene from a single two-dimensional photo or splattering the walls of your house with colorful (virtual) art.

For Facebook users with a VR headset, the social network introduced Facebook Spaces, a new virtual reality meeting space for Facebook contacts. Recently the company has launched stories on its platform.

For game lovers Facebook's buyout of Oculus VR has set up the platform for Facebook Spaces.

Facebook also spoke about plans to revolutionise its Messenger app. "This gives people the option to scan Messenger Codes through the Messenger camera and link to their favourite brands and businesses", Facebook said in a statement.

People can now add in a bot directly in a group thread and share the conversation and experience.