Wednesday, May 29, 2013

TIME MAGAZINE: Yes, Of Course There Will Be Google Glass Porn

Google Glass is the first truly mainstream attempt at wearable computing technology. The camera-equipped glasses pairs with an Android device via Bluetooth wireless and provides augmented reality to the wearer.

Time Magazine notes that the porn industry is already eyeing (get it?) Google Glass for its, uhm, unique applications.

Over at ZDNet, Violet Blue reports that adult app company MiKandi is busily working on Glass-friendly content. While it’s not entirely clear how the content will be presented, MiKandi co-founder Jennifer McEwen hinted to Blue that the wearable aspect of Google Glass might be used in the production of adult content:

"We’re experimenting with the features of Glass. From our initial use of the device, photo and video recording is more powerful than we expected... Obviously, Glass is perfect for shooting POV video, so we’re experimenting with that first. But what’s really interesting about Glass is that it’s not just a hands free camera. It can receive and send data, so there are a lot of interesting interactions that we want to explore."

"Being hands-free and hassle-free is a simple but big difference Glass has over other similar devices. It’s so easy and familiar to wear, that from a shooter’s perspective it feels like you’re recording with your own eyes. Because it feels so natural, you can forget about the technology and just be in the moment."

In the article, Blue recounts the systematic removal of adult content from Apple’s App Store and MiKandi’s quest to woo adult app creators over to the Android side. However, Blue wonders if Google might decide to prevent adult content from being available as Glass apps. Based on McEwen’s description of how MiKandi is exploring the various features of Google Glass, it might end up that even if adult content is banned from Glass apps, it sure won’t stop adult content creators from using Glass as a recording device.

The first person who comes up with the equivalent of an app that mimics "X-Ray Specs" from the old comic books is gonna make a trillion dollars.

Hat tip: BadBlue Tech News.

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