Facebook CEO wants to augment your reality

Facebook CEO wants to augment your reality

Facebook CEO wants to augment your reality

While some of these changes are outside Zuckerberg's control, many have been driven by Facebook's inexorable efforts to deliver ever more sophisticated services, to stay ahead of its arch-rival, Alphabet, and its newest competitor, Snap.

"Over time, I think this is going to be a really important technology that changes how we use our phones", Zuckerberg predicted.

From the livestreamed event, expect advances in how virtual reality can become truly social, beyond playing games or taking selfies in 360-degree recreations of real places, and updates to Facebook Messenger.

Facebook Spaces is an app for the Facebook-owned Oculus VR goggles. A session called "Building Offline Experiences for Instagram" has been posted on the Facebook F8 schedule, suggesting that the platform will get at least some more offline features.

Facebook's new camera effects are doing much more than analysing information picked up from your camera.

It's no secret that Mark Zuckerberg is pinning Facebook's future prospects on augmented reality - technology that overlays digital imagery onto the real world, like Snapchat's signature camera filters.

Messenger will also let people chat with outside businesses as a group. Just head over to the conference's web page, where you'll find a link to register to view the event.

Which makes sense, assuming you're into the idea of wearing a computer on your face (and you're okay with Facebook intermediating everything you see and hear, glitches and all).

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Facebook Spaces launches in beta for Oculus Rift Tuesday.

Facebook wants you to sit in your bedroom wearing a headset and take a virtual vacation with faraway friends and family. However, the social network is now trying to integrate the experience into our phones.

Frame Studio and AR Studio are new tools for developers to build masks, animations and more.

The conference comes in the week that Facebook has been under fire for hosting a video of the apparent killing of 74-year-old grandfather Robert Godwin in Cleveland on Sunday.

In May 2007 when Facebook held its first F8, it had 24 million users and Zuckerberg was 23 years old. Facebook already owns and uses some of the most advanced object recognition software in the world, and now it's opening up some of those capabilities to developers.

According to the Securities and Exchange Commission filing released by Facebook, Zuckerberg had about 9.6 million fewer shares at the end of March, compared to the past year.

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