I’ve been asked what the rumors about Facebook and ‘M’ are all about. As far as I know, there are two things about ‘M’ that I can share with you.
First, if you enter the url address for Facebook with the letter ‘m’ instead of ‘www’ you’ll get the mobile version of the website in your browser window. This is interesting and maybe even handy. However, the other information I found about ‘M’ and Facebook is revealed in a 2 minute debate video and article titled, “Meet M, Facebook’s personal assistant that lives inside Messenger”. I found this is on the Fortune Magazine website.
I’d be shocked if we don’t see a new Google device, or Google supported device, soon and they will dominate the future home of search engines, robots called personal assistants.
More than the voice command devices we have now to turn lights on, play a song or a movie, find a website, or de a web search. The personal assistant of the future will not reside on one device, but will be available in a more ubiquitous fashion. As Interconnectivity of data sources progresses on the internet, your personal assistant will be available from virtually any place there is an internet connected device. It will blow away the personal assistant’s of today such as Siri and Cortana providing a virtual companion who will be able to actually assist you without your direction.
Before I become known as a science fiction writer, I’ll share the Fortune Magazine article and video with you below. In the article they make reference to Facebook’s Messenger (see Facebook for details here).