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Google and porn

posted: Jun 14 2013 | author: Lauren | Categories: Softcore, Software

A lot of people have been getting excited about Google Glass and I have to say that the potential, especially toward creating more realistic POV and amateur porn, is enormous. I'm definitely a layperson when it comes to the technology, and currently priced at 1500.00 USD and in limited release, I doubt I'll be rushing out to buy myself a pair any time soon, but there has been a lot of buzz about how the technology could transform the porn industry.

As fast as Google Glass was released, MiKandi, an online adult store based in Seattle, launched an app to view porn on the glasses, which isn't a surprise since people involved in the porn industry are typically early adopters of new technologies. However, before I could even turn my head I heard that Google had revised their policies to prohibit porn from being viewed on Google Glass. This doesn't mean you still can't get the app, although MiKandi plans to comply with the no-porn clause and instead hopes to find more erotic rather than pornographic alternatives. However, I can't help but wonder if this is a wise move on the part of Google.

Obviously, I respect individual rights to their own opinion on porn and this extends to company policies like the one Google has adopted for their glasses. However, in an article titled "Porn industry hot for Google Glass" at IOL SciTech, Daniel Bates reported that café owners, cinemas, strip clubs and casinos are already starting to ban Google Glass and even similar looking products. I'm sure that other businesses and institutions will follow, which begs the question: who is actually going (be able) to use Google Glass other than people who want to see porn and in the privacy of their own - um - home?