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Zuckerberg Looks to Bring Augmented Reality to Facebook

New phone-based applications might include creating a 3D scene from a single 2D photo

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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees the future of augmented reality in your smartphone camera, and not just in special goggles.

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    Zuckerberg said Facebook has "a lot of work" to do.