MWC 2016: 10 highlights of Mark Zuckerberg's speech

New Delhi: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise visit at Mobile World Congress on Monday. The 32 year old entrepreneur talked on multiple topics starting from his newborn daughter to his plans for virtual
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India TV News Desk February 23, 2016 14:19 IST

New Delhi: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise visit at Mobile World Congress on Monday. The 32 year old entrepreneur talked on multiple topics starting from his newborn daughter to his plans for virtual reality. But he mostly discussed wireless connectivity and his plans to continue rolling out programs aimed at delivering affordable Internet access in every part of the world.

Here are 10 key highlight of Mark Zuckerberg's speech at Mobile World Congress

•    "Facebook isn't a company that hits a roadblock and gives up," Zuckerberg said. "We take the hits and try to get better." This was said to address Internet.org and Facebook's struggles to bring affordable Internet around the world, which has met opposition because of net neutrality concerns.
•    “It's 2016 and 4 billion people still don't have access to the Internet”, he said. “Facebook's mission is to connect everyone in the world”, he added. He insisted on the fact that Facebook believes that everyone in the world should have access to the Internet.
•    He discussed that Free Basics is not really about making money, it is just about getting people online. He points out that none of the Basic services run ads and that they've successfully managed to bring 19 million people in 38 countries online.
•    He said VR is far more than just gaming. It is about interest, putting people in the moment, giving them an opportunity to experience a scene first hand, even if they're not really there.
•    Zuckerberg said 5G networks will be essential to increase the quality of the VR experience, because users will probably need 4K displays for each eye. "In order to do that, I think this (VR) will be one of the killer apps of 5G networks," he said.
•    He said he thinks mobile video in 2016 will be as impactful as mobile social was in 2011 and 2012. 
•    When he was asked about his experience where he live-streamed a video on Facebook, Zuckerberg said, “That's a new power that people didn't have in the past,” he said. In the live-streaming video he had 150,000 viewers within 5 minutes. 
•    He also spoke about the relationship between telecom sector and the app developers and called it a symbiotic relationship. He said that app developers demand for bandwidth, which is ultimately what telcos sell. “People don't pay to use Facebook, they pay to use data.”
•    “We're sympathetic with Apple.” He said that people want encryption and they will use it. But he also agreed that stopping terrorism is definitely the right thing to do.
•    Mark Zuckerberg had announced that he would donate 99 percent of his wealth for the betterment of the world, when his daughter was born. On asking him about how is he going to make that happen, he said that there were many different ways to go about improving the world. “A lot of narratives are about how things are getting worse. I feel it's the opposite. Things are getting better and technology is integral to it. Our children should live dramatically better lives than all of us have been able to.”

 

 
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