Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, said that he believes climate change emissions will be reduced when people can “teleport” to each other’s homes using smart glasses. Zuckerberg spoke to The Information about his future ideas.

He said that by 2030, this technology will enable in-person meetings to be a digital experience, which would reduce commutes and travel associated with emissions.

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Obviously, there are going to keep on being cars and planes and all that. But the more that we can teleport around, not only are we personally eliminating commutes and stuff that’s kind of a drag for us individually, but I think that’s better for society and for the planet overall, too,” Zuckerberg said in an interview with The Information.

Many large technology firms, including Microsoft, Apple, and Google are working on some version of augmented reality technology. This technology overlays computer-generated graphics onto images of the real world, making it feel like someone is in the room with you.

A big bonus of teleportation is reduced commuting time and emissions. “We talked a little bit about climate change before just being so important,” Zuckerberg said. “People are just going to want to maybe travel a little less in the future and do it more efficiently, and be able to go places without having to take the travel or commute time.”

Source: CNET Highlights/YouTube

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