IDG Contributor Network: 5 notable things about Facebook’s AR plans

It has been over two weeks since Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg formally announced his ambitious plans to create an augmented reality platform for Facebook at the annual F8 developer conference. In an earnings call on Wednesday, Zuckerberg elaborated more on the idea, as he talked about how Facebook intends to monetize augmented reality and declared that augmented reality could even replace televisions and physical things that “don’t actually need to be physical.”

Augmented reality could undoubtedly revolutionize how we approach social media and life in general, but the devil is always in the details. Here are some important things to note about how Zuckerberg and Facebook’s technological pursuits and what they intend to do with augmented reality.

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