Category Future of Virtual Sex

First Google Glasses Sex Application Revealed

Months before Google Glasses goes on sale to the general public, the first sex application for the augmented reality specs has been revealed.
‘Sex with Glass’ has been developed by a London student of design, and promises to allow lovers wearing the glasses to see themselves from their partner’s point of view.

Maktabi, a Lebanese product design student at London’s Central Saint Martins art college, had only one day with the smart-glasses at a hackathon held in November 2013, but development has continued in the months since then.

The cornerstone of Sex with Glass is the shared live streaming: “See what your partner can see… Just say ‘OK glass, it’s time’ and Glass will stream what you see to each other. And if you feel like stopping everything, just ask: ‘OK glass, pull out’.”

“Some people find what we do repulsive,” Maktabi says. “But a lot of other people – and I am basing this from the emails we are getting online – really desire to try this. People have fantasies, desires and needs. It’s personal.

“What they do with that is up to them. Guilt, dogma and shame is something we still widely experience when it comes to sex and how we talk about it.”

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/21/how-to-make-sex-more-awesome-using-google-glass

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This application appears to scratch the surface of the possiblities for augmented reality glasses for sex. Other possible uses include :

  • Turning your lover into a fantasy figure, a celebrity, a famous porn actress, or simply an improved or younger version of themselves.
  • A virtual/telepresence sex aid. Two people could have virtual sex with each other wearing these glasses seperated by thousands of miles. Each could have sex at the same time with a doll with each other’s features superimposed upon the dolls (wich in turn would have to have a webcam or lens recording in real time). Or instead of dolls, a virtual sex toy such as the RealTouch, or something in the manner of the ‘Occulus Rift handjob‘ application reported upon last year.
  • Couples could ‘trade places’ with other couples wearing the glasses while having sex at the same time, although physically seperated.
  • Porn Company Interested in Google Glasses

    Pink Visual, one of the leading adult porn production companies, has expressed interest in the possiblities of Google Glasses – the forthcoming augmented reality specs set to be released by the search engine giant.  Somewhat disappointingly, Pink Visual appear only to see a potential for shooting better ‘point-of-view’ porn with the glasses :

    A pornography studio wants to make adult films using Google Glasses that can film your life from the point of view of your eyes.

    Pink Visual spokesman Quentin Boyer told PCmag.com that the style of porn known as “point of view” has been a popular type of content for quite a while now.

    “Obviously, a device that allows you to shoot high quality video in a truly hands-free fashion will make shooting POV porn that much easier.”

     

    Augmented reality promises to revolutionise pornography, it seems odd that a representative of a porn company noted in investigating cutting edge technology of this nature can’t come up with something a little more imaginative.

    One of the most exciting potential uses of augmented reality glasses such as Google’s is to blend virtual sex into real sex.  For example, such glasses when worn during love making could turn your partner into another person, or a younger version of themselves (such technology has already been used in the cinema, and will likely be able to be employed in real time).

    RealTouch to offer Live Virtual Sex

    avatar sexRealTouch looked dead and finished only a few months ago, yet now they are not only back with a re-designed site, they have officially announced that their devices will soon be able to be used for live virtual sex via webcam.

    According to their new ‘safe for work’ website, at some point this year, RealTouch users will be able to have sex with live ‘professional’ performers, on a face-to-face, one-on-one, basis.  You will also be able to have sex with anyone at the other end of  your webcam, so long as they have the RealTouch ‘input’ device, shaped like a dildo, that will allow these things to happen.

    RealTouch also announced plans for virtual sex worlds, where RealTouch users could have sex with each other using virtual avatars.  I wonder if these could possibly make use of Kinect style face and gesture tracking technology?  If they don’t initially, they inevitably will at some point.

    If all that wasn’t enough, AEBN have also released the programming of the RealTouch to outsiders by releasing a RealTouch Content Developer’s Kit (CDK) which will allow others to ‘haptic encode’ videos for use with the RealTouch.

    CDK features sample code, a sample video, script files and sample executables that demonstrate how to encode video content for RealTouch in order to enhance the simulated warmth, moistness and relative motion in thousands of adult videos.

    “This is part of the goal of the RealTouch team to foster the development of a community and a content standard for haptically-enhanced content and software,” said director of sales and marketing Scott Rinaldo.

    He added, “We believe there is a bright future ahead for the RealTouch product line and that growing a community and making this technology available for other developers is how we’ll arrive there.”

    Click to Visit the RealTouch Homepage

    Verizon Tests 10gbps Broadband

    Before we can experience 3D virtual sex with true life-like realism, or have high-definition hologram girls dancing naked in our living rooms, it’s commonly accepted that we need a major leap forward in internet speeds.  Such speeds will be needed in order to handle the real-time data downloading required for true high-defintion interraction. Encouragingly, signs are that such a breakthrough is just around the corner.  Verizon, which has been predicting 3D hologram tv in the next 5 – 10 years, requiring 1 gbps broadband, announced this week that it has been successfully testing speeds of up to a staggering 10 giga bits per second – for both downloads AND uploads, using a new technology called XG-PON2.

    To put this into perspective, the current roll-outs of  ‘super-fast’ broadband, which few people yet enjoy, usually consist of maximum speeds of 100 mega bits per second.  That means that the speeds that Verizon are testing are 100 times faster than super-fast, and over 1,000 times faster than the broadband speeds that the vast majority of people enjoy today.

    Source : Verizon goes up and down 10gbps in tests

    Three More Digital Beauties

    Digital Beauty ChristinaThree more digital beauties added to Virtual Girls. As digital art continues to gain astonishing realism and beauty, the time must be approaching when it begins to outpace the real thing – if it hasn’t already, judging by the pictures below.  In relation to erotica and virtual sex, it’s unlikely that digital art, no matter how realistic, will completely, or even largely, replace real human models.  In itself, digital art still lacks the psychological element that a real human possesses.  However, digital art will continue to play an increasingly dominant role in virtual sex between two people (example : Second Life).  In fact, there will likely come a time when virtual sex is commonly preferred to the real thing, and if not creating entirely fictitious ‘avatars’ of themselves, lovers could use digital technology to airbrush out a few imperfections.  The combination of Digital art and virtual sex will, for example, allow you to always fuck your partner as she looked as a young sweetheart or the age when you first met and fell in love with her.

    Classical Digital Beauty

    Never After

    Christiana Digital Art

    Virtual Reality Touch Porn In Development

    Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have long been at the forefront of developing virtual reality.  They’ve already constructed the world’s first 3D virtual reality environment where visitors can walk around strands of DNA or fly through solar systems.  Lately, it seems that they’ve been working on something even more exciting – 3D holograms that you can actually touch!

    The University of California, San Diego is working on a project called Heads-Up Virtual Reality (HUVR) that literally simulates the sensation of reaching out to a 3D projection of an image and being able to touch and feel it.

    The key piece of technology is a special touch sensor that emits feedback to the user’s hand and is able to manipulate it into feeling like the actual object that is being displayed. The 3D images themselves, though, can be projected on something as ordinary as a Samsung 3D TV.

    Read full article : http://www.tgdaily.com/trendwatch-brief/50720-new-technology-allows-users-to-literally-feel-3d-images

    Even a semi-realistic sensation of being able to touch 3D porn girls would be intense.  Speaking as a non-scientist, it seems to me that replicating the touch of human skin, aka a naked female body, would be one of the easiest things for this new technology to perfect (and it probably will be the first).  And once the formula is mastered, just like CyberSkin, it could easily be reproduced for all manner of virtual sex porn and toys.  Equally, this illusion of touch should easily be transformable into a two way process.  You touch, she feels (and vice versa).  This will be RealTouch V3.0.  Another reason to Buy Your RealTouch now and support the Virtual Sex revolution.

    The Sun looks at Sex Toy trends of 2010 and beyond

    The biggest selling newspaper in England – The Sun – takes a look ahead to the future of sex toys next year and beyond.

    VIRTUAL SEX

    Virtual sex is right around the corner with toys such as the Real Touch (realtouch.com) already causing a sexual stir.

    High-tech toys will plug guys straight into their X-rated DVDs, so what they watch on the screen will happen to them on their sofa via hands-free pleasure kit.

     PHONE APPS

    Mobile phones are set to do much more than ring your bell! From location based dating applications to custom-designed sex toys (such as VibraExciter), mobile phones are a sex essential for the new decade.

     ECO VIBES

    The move towards green sex toys will pick up pace, with wood, metal, steel and even porcelain taking the place of rubber.

    Batteries are also on their way out, with more rechargeable and battery-free toys hitting the market (like Earth Angel and USB charged toys like the Luminia).

     WIRED FOR SEX

    Couples will get wired for sex.

    Load up free video chat software Skype and a new Internet-control vibe and you can pleasure and see your partner no matter how far apart you are.

    Virtual Sex is the Future according to the Sexperts

    The following article appeared on the web in 2006, but as it appears to have been taken down and should be of great interest to readers, I thought I would reproduce it here in its entirety :

    NEW YORK, APRIL 18 2006 : When America’s top sex researchers gathered recently to discuss the next decade in their field, some envisioned a future in which artificial sex partners could cater to every fantasy.
    “What is very likely to be present before 2016 would be a multi-sensual experience of virtual sex,” said Julia Heiman, director of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University, Bloomington.

    There is a possibility of developing erotic materials for yourself that would allow you to create a partner of certain dimensions and qualities, the partner saying certain things in that interaction, certain things happening in that interaction.”

    A field dubbed “teledildonics” already allows people at two remote computers to manipulate electronic devices such as a vibrator at the other end for sexual purposes.

    “People who use it are just blown away,” said Steve Rhodes, president of Sinulate Entertainment, which has sold thousands of Internet-connected sex devices over the past three years. “This is not something that just the lunatic fringe does.”

    “The Iraq war…was kind of a boom for our company.”

    Gina Lynn, who writes the Sex Drive column for Wired magazine, says she has used and enjoyed the Sinulator and says there is no reason to fear the technology.

    “People are still really afraid of…any sort of combination of sex and technology and of the Internet,” she said. “What people are missing here is the point, which is the human connection that we are facilitating through the technology.”

    “No one who is even inventing this stuff wants or even thinks that technology could ever replace human connection or sex.”

    Annie Sprinkle, a former adult film actress, prostitute and author of “Spectacular Sex,” said teledildonics are a logical outgrowth of improvements in pleasure devices.

    “Now people use vibrators like mad and rightly so; the technology of sex toys has vastly improved,” she said. “The more options the better; I mean it can never replace body to body.”

    “Some people will love it more than anything else and others won’t be into it.”

    SEX WITH A PORN STAR

    Entrepreneurs are also seeking to fuse explicit video imagery with real-life tactile sensation.

    Brad Abram, president of XStream3D Multimedia, said his firm’s “Virtually Jenna,” an online game in which the player has sex with realistic cartoon of porn star Jenna Jameson, can link hardware devices following the action to genitalia.

    “None of the big publishers will probably venture in there so we could be like the Hustler or the Playboy or whatever, the Penthouse of adult gaming,” the Vancouver, Canada-based Abram said. “Sex toys is a huge business.”

    His service, without the hardware, costs $29.95 a month, and he said several hundred thousand people have tried the online sex gam to date. He expects the hardware area of such simulations to grow rapidly.

    Is it possible to go a step further and come up with a sex robot such as that portrayed by actor Jude Law in the 2001 film “AI: Artificial Intelligence” or the orgasmatron machine of the 1973 Woody Allen movie Sleeper?

    Carl DiSalvo, a doctoral candidate at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design, has helped design a robotic device that simulates the warmth and feeling of a hug. He said such work could be expanded into the realm of sex.

    “That hardly seems to be difficult,” he said. But “a realistic encounter is where the thing gets to be much more expensive.”

    Companies such as realdoll.com sell very lifelike human-size sex dolls without electronics for $6,500, not including $500 shipping. DiSalvo is skeptical about the demand for such high-end devices, as is San Francisco sexologist Carol Queen.

    “I do find that a world full of people getting it on with you know, perfect gizmos instead of each other has some sort of a post-Orwellian kind of sense to it,” she said. “I don’t really think that most people are going to want this.”

    Others suspect the technology is also far off. “Right now they are having trouble making robots that just sweep floors,” said Pepper Schwartz, a sociology professor at the University of Washington in Seattle and author of many books on sex.

    “You know, we’re talking about a big jump from something saying ‘You are so sexy, I want you’ to mimicking all the things that would create a cyborg. We’re not at the cyborg level yet.”

    ALL IN THE MIND

    Going even a level further, other researchers say in decades to come advanced devices will be able to stimulate the brain to create a sexual experience without manipulating genitalia.

    Marvin Minsky, a pioneer in the study of artificial intelligence dating back to 1951, said such devices could either trigger an actual physical response from the brain, or have the entire experience take place in the mind with the sensation of sex — but without the mess or risk of sexually transmitted disease.

    “It’s bound to happen … and is not as far off as some people think,” Minsky, a professor emeritus at MIT, said of direct brain manipulation. “They are doing things with monkeys but it is not a big world-class industry yet, so that could take 20-30 years.”

    “But if the game (industry) people got involved in some underdeveloped country that didn’t have any laws against it, it could all happen twice as fast.”

    Some researchers warn that too much fantasy could prove adverse to everyday human interaction.

    “There is a great deal of pushing people out of social relations into a kind of simulated relationship, which in fact decreases what is essential in human life, which is sociability — one’s capacity to relate to other people,” said John Gagnon, a veteran researcher and author on many books on sexuality.

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