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Mark Zuckerberg thinks VR and AR can exist together

Mark Zuckerberg thinks VR and AR will live together as different formats.

The Facebook founder has opened up about the future of virtual reality after buying Oculus for $2 billion in 2014, and he insisted that there's no guarantee that augmented reality will step in as a replacement as technology advances.

He told CNET: "I don't think it's a 2020 thing. But hopefully it's not a 2030 thing... [But] if you think about how we use screens, phones are the ones we bring with us, but half of our time with screens is TVs. I think VR is TV and AR is phones."

Zuckerberg also suggested that the social networking company should be the brand deliver a future where people can work, play and communicate inside virtual and augmented worlds.

Taking a dig at rivals like Apple, Google and Microsoft, he said Facebook wouldn't rush out technology as they wanted to focus on long-term ambitions to find the right model to build on.

He said: "It'll probably turn out pretty different if we're helping to shape this versus any of the other companies that might work on it, who I think are more inclined to push a model that's more just around 'here's your app, here's your content, I'm gonna pull it from a store'.

"We want to help shape the next computing platform to be more about interacting with people and not just apps and tasks."

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