Yesterday, Zuckerberg waxed poetic about the future of global connectivity, and now day two of Facebook's F8 developer conference is giving us more details. Two terrestrial based programs -- no nifty drones needed -- hope to technically leapfrog fibre with throughput speeds maxing out at a blazing 2.1Gbps.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Facebook spent most of its F8 developer keynote talking about the future of the company. Messenger, Oculus Rift, Zuck's grey t-shirt, a Donald Trump reference -- it was all there. But rather than forcing you to sit through an hour of "the power of global connection" overstatements, we did all the hard work for you, and compiled this complete list of Facebook's greatest hits.
Every year, Facebook gathers thousands of developers and business people to talk about the future of its company at a conference called F8. The event is typically used to host discussions about photos, video, sharing and other products critical to the company's bottom line. But this year, Facebook decided to try something different.
With Oculus Rift out in the wild, Facebook is giving us our first look at its design for a 360-degree video camera.