Facebook in your mind? Zuckerberg shares his future goals
In the future, Facebook posts will happen telepathically.
I'm Bridget Carey, this is your CNet update.
Mark Zuckerberg the founder of Facebook discussed his vision for the future during a Q&A on his profile page.
He believe computers will be so advanced that you'll be able to send thought to other friends, but until we evolve to create reality with our mind.
Means we'll have to settle for headsets like the Oculus Rift.
You see, Facebook owns Oculus, so it comes as no surprise as Zuckerberg says the next major computing and communicating platform will be virtual reality.
He sees a world will we are using V R glasses on a regular basis.
He also says he's focused on developing artificial intelligence at Facebook, so the system can better understand the meaning of your posts.
That way you can see more related topics and advertisements, and if a computer can tell what's in a photo it could describe Described the photo to a blind user.
He wrote that Facebook is trying to build an AI that has better vision or hearing sense than humans to understand context.
So when he says it can listen better, he means it can translate speech to text between any language.
No need to look to the future, there are some Facebook changes happening right now.
For starters, there's a new logo.
You'll notice the lower case A in facebook, lost it's little hook.
Facebook's creative director says this logo is more friendly and approachable.
And apparently it's also more mobile friendly because the center letters are easier to read on a smart phone screen.
Well, hook or no hook on the A, Facebook wants you to feel good about using it to send money to friends.
The person-to-person feature on Messenger is now available to everyone in the US.
The money transfers between checking accounts assuming both people have given their checking account info to Facebook.
The payments industry is quickly evolving.
Apple Pay has increased the awareness in mobile payments.
But in the United Kingdom, Have to pay technology is quite common.
Some banking entities are coming up with new ways to pay with smart bracelets.
Instead of going with Apple Pay, the UK's Barclaycard revealed a new wrist band, key fob and sticker, this week, For British shoppers.
With the BPAY band you can flick your wrist to pay at terminals.
It works with any Visa or MasterCard in the U.K. And MasterCard is also testing out payment wristbands but it doesn't end there.
MasterCard is also testing a way for you to pay by taking a selfie.
According to a CNN Money report, when you buy something online, you can use your phone to snap a photo of your face to verify it's really you for security.
It's just a test now, so if it doesn't work, MasterCard won't lose face.
That's it for this tech news update, but there's always more at cnet.com.
From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.