As for building a global digital community, Zuckerberg revealed Facebook's connectivity initiatives including a solar-paneled plane that will beam down internet.
The future will also heavily feature Facebook's artificial intelligence programs, Zuckerberg said. And while the company already uses AI for photo recognition and more, the Facebook CEO said the platform will be able to achieve greater understanding of the meaning of user content.
The last element of Zuckerberg's vision for the future was virtual and augmented reality, and he highlighted the company's achievements with the Oculus technology, including the milestone of more than 2 million hours of watched video with Gear VR devices.
On the augmented reality front, Zuckerberg said is company is working toward "what looks like normal-looking glasses" that can overlay digital visual elements on top of the real world.
Perhaps the most hotly anticipated Facebook innovation is its work on chatbots — interactive, responsive messaging programs. Reports had indicated Zuckerberg's company plans to roll out ways for users to communicate with automated representatives for brands and businesses within Facebook's platforms.
If successful, Facebook could effectively leapfrog the app economy, and create its own thriving digital ecosystem.
Zuckerberg's Tuesday announcement for Messenger Platform is a beta-stage developer tool powered by artificial intelligence. It will allow programmers to build "natural-language services to communicate directly with people," he explained.
"I've never met anyone who likes calling a business, and no one wants to have to install a new app for every service or business they want to interact with," Zuckerberg explained.