Facebook has been around since 2004. In the past twelve years, Facebook has grown from student's book of moels (first as Facemash, later The Facebook and now Facebook) to the social network with 1.5 billion active users. Facebook is now the architecture on which many other services and apps are built. This infographic examines the future of Facebook: AI, VR and Internet.org.
AI is sometimes announced as the world's greatest threat. But anyone who has ever chatted with M - Facebook's test version of an AI-powered chatbot - is not yet impressed. Yet there is enormous potential: think of a chat with a friend over a weekend in London. During the conversation you can: @bank ask if you have enough balance, @bookingcom ask for an apartment in the center with a minimum valuation of 8.5 and not more than 100 euros per night, @klm have a flight booked on Friday evening from 19.00 .
VR is an important part of the future, according to Mark Zuckerberg. In our timeline, video now starts playing automatically, and you see more and more 360 videos: videos in which you can look around while the video plays. In a few years this will become commonplace and VR will become the way of media consumption.
Internet.org: internet for everyone. However, this project was banned in India from February 2016 due to net neutrality. The judge saw the commercial motives behind internet.org: for example, the services offered for free are selected by Facebook. Competitors from Facebook are skipped, which makes competition very difficult.
Facebook wants to become the internet
But what happens on Facebook itself? Facebook becomes the internet. Articles are transferred to Facebook one by one, YouTube is being replaced by Facebook and more and more information can be found on Facebook.