Full text of Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote speech at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2016 as part of Mobile World Congress at Barcelona.
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Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg.
Mark Zuckerberg – Founder and CEO, Facebook
Hey, it’s great to be here. It’s an honor to be here today.
I started learning how to program computers when I was 11 years old. And I still remember sitting in my middle school math class, writing out code in my notebook because I hadn’t computer with me, and drawing sketches of a world where instead of just navigating to 2D websites, you could transport yourself entirely to a whole another place and feel like you were really there in reality. And since then, I’ve been interested in this idea of virtual reality and I’ve been waiting for the day to come when we could deliver this experience.
Now, today, thanks to this partnership between Samsung and Facebook, this is now possible, and that day is here. And it wouldn’t be possible to deliver this experience of this scale and this price without Samsung’s experience and excellence in hardware and systems and all of Facebook’s experience delivering software and of course with Oculus technology.
At Facebook, we think about giving people richer and richer tools for sharing and experiencing everything that they want in the world. Going back about 10 years, most of what we shared and experienced was text and then it was photos and now we’re entering into a world where that’s video. But pretty soon we’re going to live in a world where everyone has the power to share and experience whole scenes as if you’re just there right there in person.