Facebook is massively expanding as a company, and now it’s even getting in the hardware business. They are starting to build huge Wi-FI drones, data servers, and even virtual reality goggles, but don’t worry, they will always be most known for their social network which still provides you with your daily feed of cute cats and videos of people doing stupid things.
Still, making all of these things isn’t exactly easy, so, to make things go a bit faster, the company decided to buy Nascent Objects, which is a really small Silicon Balley startup that has tools which help speed up the slow process of building physical hardware prototypes.
The startup is planned to join Building 8, which is Facebook’s secretive initiative for developing hardware. Regina Dugan, the head of Building 8, wrote this on her Facebook page:
“Imagine designing, building and delivering a hardware product in just weeks. Instead of months, or even years,”
Facebook’s sudden interest in hardware is all a part of Mark Zuckerberg’s 10-year plan for his company. This particular plan is placing some big bets on artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and internet access. It seems like Mark’s plan is to make the world a much more connected place.