Porn Always Finds a Way

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Thursday, January 02, 2014
PORN ALWAYS FINDS A WAY
Porn Always Finds a Way
Porn Always Finds a Way
If you haven't heard about Google Glass yet, here’s the latest news: Google Glass, developed by Google, Inc, is a smartphone-like hands-free computer eyewear apparatus that has the ability to augment reality, allowing the user to take and share photos and videos with social networks, participate in video chatting, pay bills, surf the internet, and much, much, more.

 

With the announcement of this technological gadget, the porn industry was absolutely thrilled. MiKandi, Android’s leading developer of adult apps, started creating the first Glass-based porn app called “Tits and Glass.” What could this mean? The making of ‘point of view’ scenes would be less complicated and less awkward, plus, the whole experience would be different through augmented reality.


However, here comes the ugly downside to the tech-porn revolution. Will it change people’s way of consuming porn? Will Google accept to include such apps in the Glass? People already devour porn in places that are not very proper; now with the latest Google Glass, spotting a person who is recording or watching porn videos will be much more difficult and challenging.

 

In June 2013, Google announced its developer policies for creating Google Glass apps called Glassware to ban sexually explicit material on its device. Google’s Glass platform developers stated the following in their content policies section:

 

“We don’t allow Glassware content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material. Google has a zero-tolerance policy against child pornography. If we become aware of content with child pornography, we will report it to the appropriate authorities and delete the Google Accounts of those involved with the distribution.”

 

Google might stop app creator “MiKandi” from developing porn apps for Glass, but there could be other alternatives that the company may not have taken into consideration. Google comes with a camera that can record anything, and this camera is attached to a person's face; individuals can record and upload sexual content on websites or social networks. So, the company won’t be able to control what people do with their own cameras or in which medium they upload sexually explicit photos or videos. 

 

Porn has been, and still is, one of the top content sectors in the Internet world. It has taken over many other mediums, regardless of efforts made to prevent it. Through the history of the Internet, pornography has always found its way forward. Google Glass will be no different and it will be even easier due to its portable, hands-free features. The company needs to set more calculated and detailed regulations in order to stop the abuse of these glasses before its launching and its usage by people, especially children under the age of 13.

 

References: Google Developers, AskMen