Why Virtual Reality Will Succeed Because Of The Porn Industry
Virtual Reality seemed like a far-fetched proposition just a few years ago, but that's no longer the case. Things have changed, people are becoming more open-minded, and there are a lot of young technophiles eager to experiment. Virtual Reality's future looks promising because of a change in consumer attitude and numerous million-dollar investments by tech companies from all over the world.
If you want to explore your fantasies, Virtual Reality will be able to assist by teleporting you through digital worlds from the comfort of your couch. The technology is no longer limited to gaming culture alone; it is now emerging as its own niche within the Adult Industry as Virtual Reality Porn, and about to spread out across other sectors. In fact, most premium-brand smartphone manufacturers are now incorporating Virtual Reality systems into their products. One shining example would be Samsung's Gear VR headset.
What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual Reality simply means "close to being real." It is an artificial 3D-rendered environment presented in such a way that the user suspends disbelief and accepts the visual illusion as being authentic. Virtual Reality is experienced via (mobile) computers through sight and sound.
Virtual Reality can be used for:
- — The simulation of real environments for educational and training purposes.
- — The development of an imagined environment for pure entertainment.
Virtual Reality has started capturing the interest of mainstream markets with the arrival of Facebook's Oculus Rift headset, HTC's Vive and Sony's PlayStation VR. Due to the availability of inexpensive Google Cardboard headsets, Virtual Reality is constantly expanding its reach. It is safe to assume that this year will see a barrage of new gadget launches and plenty of experimentation in regards to VR hardware and software.
The success of Virtual Reality has sparked many heated debates in the past couple of years. Some investors believe that we're headed for a Golden Age of VR while others remain skeptical. Most insiders predict that before Virtual Reality can truly succeed, it will have to overcome a significant number of stumbling blocks just like any promising technology before it.
The answer to the question whether Virtual Reality will succeed or not strongly depends on the porn/adult industry's acceptance and implementation of the new tech.
The Adult Industry has always enthusiastically embraced new technology such as HD and 3D and is currently looking to capitalize on the Virtual Reality boom. According to research by TrendForce, revenue generated from the implementation of Virtual Reality in porn could reach an estimated $70 billion by 2020.
Another report by Market Watch, showed that consumers are looking for a new and more immersive way to enjoy porn. With the emergence of more sophisticated Virtual Reality gear such as the Oculus Rift, the Adult Industry is looking to cash in on what is predicted to be a $1 billion business by 2025.
Porn consumers love Virtual Reality for a simple reason; by putting on a VR headset, you become immersed in a scene of your own choosing. This technology leaves nothing to the imagination; you feel like you are right there where the action is taking place.
According to Ian Paul, CIO of Naughty America, Virtual Reality is seeing high trajectory growth in the porn industry. He predicted that by the end of this year, over 20 million people would be viewing adult VR content at least once a month. The simulated point-of-view reality created by VR is exciting for both porn producers and distributors as it facilitates a level of intimacy and connectedness that provides the paying audience with a dramatically improved viewing experience.
Virtual Reality has already gained widespread acceptance in the porn industry. It is revolutionizing the business model and seems to be a success at least as far as the Adult Industry is concerned. If VR can succeed in adult entertainment, it's safe to say that with time, it will take other sectors such as education, manufacturing, and healthcare by storm.