Google Glass still hasn’t hit the market — the only people with the weird, lens-less frames on their heads right now are the 2,000 who shelled out $1,500 for the “Explorer Edition” of the product, which was aimed at developers — but some enterprising individuals are already hard at work figuring out how to get porn on the device. According to the latest reports, it’s only a matter of days until it will be possible to get some boobs and butts on a tiny, low-resolution screen in the upper right-hand corner of your field of vision. We really are living in the future!
Of course, if you’re like most people, that probably doesn’t sound particularly exciting. When announcing Glass, representatives of Google touted how the product would allow people to leave their phones in their pockets and have more face-to-face interactions with their peers. What could possibly be creepier than talking to a guy (or girl) in person while he’s secretly watching a scene from Dirt Pipe Milkshakes (which is a real movie, by the way)? Who, other than perverts and addicts, really needs porn when they’re out and about? And if you’re home alone, wouldn’t you rather watch porn on a better screen?
Not all the news about Glass and porn is quite so creepy, however. The conventional porn industry has apparently embraced Glass, as the technology will make the production of P.O.V. porn much easier. Currently, P.O.V. filmmakers either need to keep one hand on the camera when shooting scenes or have a cameraman stand behind and lean over with the camera (which has to be super awkward for the cameraman). Glass will allow for truly hands-free scenes, which will enhance the P.O.V. experience for viewers. I mean… so I’m told.
Additionally, it’s not difficult to dream up ways Glass could play a helpful role in the bedroom. Imagine an app that guides romantically awkward men through the act of sexual intercourse, displaying a countdown timer to ensure they spend sufficient time at each stage of foreplay. That wouldn’t be such a bad thing, right? Of course, it’s just as easy to dream up creepy guys who claim to be getting sex tips from Glass, but who are secretly recording their partners. As many people have noted, we’ve only begun to discover the myriad privacy concerns Glass has thrust upon the world (pun intended).
For now, though, the relationship between porn and Glass will be limited to apps aimed at providing visually explicit images to those wearing the frames. Don’t expect porn apps for Glass to be available in Google’s official Play store any time soon, but those desiring naughty Glass apps will soon have options if they look to outside sources like the Android adult app store MiKandi.