Future of social media may surprise you

- We live in a world where technology and social media are increasingly present in our lives -- and they're always evolving. Tech expert Seth Porges believes we will move beyond phones and computers and on to virtual reality and even devices that will allow us to connect our brains directly with machines.

He says that social media companies need to innovate and keep growing in order to compete with one another. So to make that happen, they're turning to technology to come up with ideas that were unheard of just a few years ago.

"Social media isn't just going to be friend feeds and news feeds and liking and poking in 10 years, it's going to be the idea of connecting people who are thousands of miles away so they can feel like they're in the same room together," Porges says.

In fact, Facebook recently announced it has a team working on a computer interface powered by the human brain. It is one of the several futuristic ideas Facebook has.

Alphabet, Google's parent company, reportedly has a plan to make high-tech contact lenses that can measure a person's glucose levels.

Porges warns that we should be cautious.

"There are risks involved with this. What if something about the human presence is lost when we have this kind of vague simulacrum of it?" he says. "Is being in a virtual environment as rewarding, as fun as being in the same room as a friend of yours? Probably not."

Porges predicts that a decade could pass before any of these far-out projects come to fruition. In the meantime, he feels confident that technology will continue to greatly influence social media. He says we should brace ourselves for the world increasingly dominated by technology. 

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