Haptic Suit Technology and Virtual Reality Porn can kill a Marriage – Thank God!
What’s there to say about Virtual Reality Porn? Let’s begin with the fact that Samsung’s Gear VR powered by Oculus sold out in 2 days on Amazon over the 2015 holiday season. To make this even more interesting Goldman Sachs, one of the largest banking firms predicts Virtual Reality will dominate over Television in 10 years’ time. Goldman Sachs analyst Heather Bellini says of Augmented Reality and VR, “it’s really going to change, I think, many aspects of our life and be completely disruptive,… over the next 10 years, it’s going to take off.” Gaming and entertainment will drive much of the growth, but car makers, retailers and even interior designers could bank on VR technology, Goldman said.
Now make note all of this is based on hardware sales, Goldman Sachs’ estimated VR software sales figure of $72 billion, VR would generate $182 billion, nearly twice as much money than the TV market.
You know what I say?
That’s absurd, I say the Virtual Reality Porn industry is gonna blow past those numbers way sooner than 2025!
And let’s not forget that it’s going to be way more than just visual stimulation!
Virtual reality is how the masses will be able to participate in extreme culture – plain and simple.
There are no experts in VR, and this means there are no experts in VR equipment but “the quality and the price have reached just the right moment,” said Rene Pinnell, co-founder of the Kaleidoscope virtual reality agency.. “And I think that anyone who has had a good VR experience is hooked and realizes this is going to have a big impact on the future…Give it another two or three years and it’s going to be truly spectacular.”
VR is new, so new in fact that film makers have to start making stuff up as they go along. When you think about the past and who managed to make certain media technologies acceptable to the masses, you all should remember that the porn industry made the VHS format the industry standard even though Beta was the superior product. It appears that history is about to repeat itself. Porn has always relied on technology to boost profits. The issue has always been how easy it is to steal online porn. Porn producers are excited about VR porn because internet thieves don’t have the software capabilities to copy this yet.
“It’s the new frontier,” says VR filmmaker Alyssa “Fivestar” Contreras of Kink.com, “It’s like going from seeing things in black and white to color… We’re really discovering a new medium. It’s totally uncharted territory.” As usual, it’s the hungry and adventurous independent filmmakers who are breaking into this new medium. They have the drive to create cool VR experiences. But independent filmmakers often lack capital to fund their ideas. Virtual reality is a natural for the porn industry. They’re technological pioneers; after all, they were monetizing digital businesses before everyone else.
“For any new technology, it’s almost like a rite of passage for it to be adopted by porn,” Pinnell said.
Virtual reality porn is forecast to be a $1 billion business by 2025, according to a report by Market Watch. That would make it the third-biggest virtual reality sector, after video games ($1.4 billion) and NFL-related content ($1.23 billion). It’s the next “mega tech theme” in the U.S., akin to the mobile phone industry 15 years ago, a financial analyst said.
Todd Glider, the CEO of BaDoink Porn says “We expect it to be extremely profitable for us,… the average consumer wants to be there with the porn star…They want to break the filter between the LCD screen as themselves. And VR is about as close as you’re gonna get.” BaDoink has now switched its business model to focus completely on VR. Since November, it’s their only product in production.
Right now, VR has a distribution problem. “One of the things that makes it an exciting market and a challenge is that you’re trying to bring the awareness of VR to people and get them to understand the magic of it. But you can’t do that in a real way until you put the goggles on,” Glider said.
But wait there’s more, all I’ve been explaining is the visual element, what would you say if you could actually FEEL, everything you’re witnessing in this Virtual environment, like shoulder rubs or thigh caresses. Perhaps you could feel everything (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). You better prepare yourself because Tesla studios, a non-Elon Musk company announced that it has
developed a full-body suit that will give the wearer a sensory experience to match the visual experiences now available through virtual reality headsets.
What the Heck is Haptic Technology?
The Teslasuit relies on neuro-muscular electrical stimulation technology also used in medicine, electro-therapy and professional sports to offer both tactile stimulation and temperature control.
The company believes there are a wide variety of potential applications including gaming, virtual dating, health, education, sports/fitness, science, engineering, psychology and real-life simulations. The suit can record its wearer’s movements in three-dimensional space, and deliver sensations to different parts of the body.
The suit incorporates a mesh of tactile feedback sensors that include up to 52 channels to stimulate sensations in the skin through tiny electric pulses. The company says that its “smart textile” can simulate such diverse sensory experiences as touch, wind, water, heat, cold and force. For instance, the wearer can feel a warm summer breeze or the sudden impact of a bullet. The company says it can be worn like normal clothing.
According to Geek Snack, the suit is machine washable and fitted with thousands of nodes that can send tiny electromagnetic pulses into the skin. Nerves will receive these pulses as physical stimuli. Sensations like a warm breeze, water submersion, human touch, or the localized impact of a bullet are claimed to be within the suits simulation capabilities. It is completely wireless, and is expected to be compatible with VR headsets, including Oculus, Google Glass, and META Space Glasses, as well as with PSP, Xbox, PC, and smartphones.
The Teslasuit offers the possibility of complete, remote embodiment. A pair of the haptic body suits working in tandem could be used to simulate all sorts of spooning, stroking, and groping between two people via global distances.
The technology behind the suit could one day simulate what it feels like to have your favorite film star or a whole cast of fantasy bodies crawling all over you.
Tesla Studios is in Kickstarter phase to raise nearly US$370,000 to help bring the Teslasuit to market. Early bird backers can get the full Teslasuit with the lower-resolution 16 channels and developer kit for a pledge of about US$1,770. The higher-resolution, 52-channel version can be had for $3,690. Fingers crossed, they’ll start delivering by the end of 2016.
If your wondering how you might be able to take advantage of the touchy feely Porn content coming to a haptic suit near you, perhaps Utherverse an adult only social center is the place for you, a virtual reality network that the International Business Times called “the sexy version of Second Life.” It’s been around since 2005. But founder and CEO Brian Shuster told the IBTimes that his company invested $40 million to make the network’s online sex club, Red Light Center 2.0, compatible with the Oculus Rift. The site has 25 million registered users who pay monthly subscriptions of $20-$30.
Well then, you know what they say, “if you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.” VR is about to get hot, the content is coming and the looks, vibe and feels as well. Your only limited by your imagination may be truer than we’ve been led to believe. Who else out there is thinking Lawnmower Man?