Project Glass

Hey, you knew this was going to happen, right? The adage rings true: A tech product isn't really successful until the porn industry, erm, hops on it. And while Google's Project Glass -- that space-age monocle that shoots video as well as brings info to eyeball level -- won't be available publicly for a couple of years, the adult industry is already licking its chops over the, erm, practical value of Project Glass, particularly for point-of-view (aka POV) scenes.

Pink Visual's Quentin Boyer told PCMag that "a device that allows you to shoot high quality video in a truly hands-free fashion will make shooting POV porn that much easier." A spokesperson for MiKandi, which provides a sort of porn portal in the form of an Android app, told industry pub XBIZ "we're already dreaming up ways to use the glasses to get shots (sex-related and otherwise) that just aren't feasible using a traditional camera setup."

As for us? We're just hoping we don't end up seeing the point of view shots of the bottom of a Cheetos bag with all the nerds that'll be playing with this thing. Here's to the future.

More: PCMag, XBIZ

 
There are 34 comments

Heh, well if the porn industry does take advantage of this new tech, we can expect Project Glass to be a very successful product, if history serves correctly.

I would make a comment, but I don't want to be banned.

DLD511 says:

Hahahahahha

DLD511 says:

Hahahahahha

Jane Kate says:

You can try this free porn app http://99wet.com/app.php

zero.efx says:

Takes POV to a whole new level. "Which way to work Google Glass."
Google Glass: Shows blip in the map to Ron Jeremy's bed.

Yadao says:

Yes, Mr.Jobs, Android is for porn, and we still love it all the same.

ugaco07 says:

People can say what they will about Apple and their closed ecosystem, but personally I thought it was great when they stood up and told people if they wanted to get porn they were going to have to get it from somewhere else.

To not sell out for what would have been a huge payday is something that you don't too often see these days.

icebike says:

Apple was smart enough to see they would lose more money than they made with porn. It was not an altruistic decision.

Its really hard to get good data on the Porn Industry, but the best analysis suggests its a $5bn to $10bn a year industry, not the $95bn number that the press likes to toss around.

Amazon alone is $30bn-$40bn /year.
Apple yearly revenue is 142.36bn, and of that 43.82bn is pure profit.

I just don't see a $10bn/yr industry making much difference in a $142bn/yr company's bottom line.

droidmyme says:

"Android is for porn." Yeah, hopefully Google will control who receives the developers version - so Steve Job's prediction will be shot down.

I'll say it. This is awesome.

cctpitts01 says:

Lol I'm Speechless!

Zach_AC says:

Honestly and truly...I'm not in the least bit surprised by this, I must say. Oh the possibilities with new technology - its for all to use to their liking! That's what you get with Google products and I'm guessing iGlasses in the future (I need to patent that name and some others ASAP for the better of us all on here).

DWR_31 says:

YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES....!

The great people in that LOVING industry are going to make sure all of our dreams become reality.

Klotz says:

So the male wears these video taping while he's in the act,so you can get his Pov while your wearing yours, and fapping. Finally a practical application.

gregmcph says:

"a device that allows you to shoot high quality video in a truly hands-free fashion..."

It also allows you to watch porn in a hands free fashion.
All so practical.

l00natic71 says:

Augmented reality pr0n.

Cruiserdude says:

Rule 34, folks.

I don't generally consider myself prudish, but this seriously makes me feel ill.

msgnyc says:

No huge surprise here. I thought about using them in the same exact way myself when they were first show off.... hahaha

atlas9171 says:

Pretty safe to safe to say it isn't their chops that the porn industry is licking.

False_Aesop says:

Am I the only one who is reminded of the movie "Strange Days"?

glazedfaith says:

Exactly what I was thinking. The end is nigh.

nighthawk700 says:

Wasn't there a movie even older than that with a similar concept? I remember someone had spliced a tape into a loop so it would just play over and over and over again. I've been trying to remember the name of it, but am not getting it. But maybe it was Strange Days.

808Mobi says:

The movie was "Brainstorm". Natalie Wood's last movie. Also starring Christopher Walken. Yes, I thought of the same scene when I read this article.

nighthawk700 says:

Ah, that's it! Thanks, I've been trying to find that for a while, since my wife keeps talking about how she wants to watch her dreams again, so had referred to the movie, but couldn't remember the name.

needsmoar says:

If only there were already 720P POV glasses on the market for under $100 that could do this...

Porn supported HD-DVD.. fail

MrJazz says:

Erm!

Klotz says:

Was anybody else thinking of this scene from Amazon Women on the Moon. NSFW but hilarious.
http://youtu.be/paEj-lUiHBY?t=36s

Just think about the Military applications this will yield, not that they don't already have stuff like this...

I thought porn supported bluray. Well that's what the guy said in that scene in Tropic Thunder

jgray73 says:

the thing is that POV porn sucks. The enjoyment in real sex comes more from just about every other sense EXCEPT vision, and looking at the opposite sex from afar is way more arousing than what you see in the act. making porn "more like real life" just makes it more obvious that you're watching tv, not getting laid, and i wish they would wake up to the fact and toss this pointless "genre" out the window