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‘Teledildonics patent used to sue six nascent cybersex companies’

A ridiculously overbroad patent issued to a ‘Warren Sandvick’ back in 2002 is being used to stymie the nacent teledildonics virtual sex industry according to reports out today. Most of the 6 companies being sued don’t even have products on the market yet, and thus with no profits have little means to defend themselves in court.

Patent trolls are so prolific these days that you don’t really need to be successful to draw lawsuits. Case in point, a recently formed California company called TZU Technologies is demanding cash from six different players in the “virtual sex” industry—which barely even exists.

TZU is using US Patent No. 6,368,268 to sue six companies working in the touch-over-Internet arena: Comingle, Holland Haptics, Vibease, Internet Service, Frixion, and Winzz.

The patent was invented by Warren Sandvick, president of a Texas company called HasSex, which has an extremely trollish website and licensed the patent several times. Filed in 1998, and granted in 2002, the patent lays broad claim to a remotely controlled sexual “stimulation system,” one version of which involved a “second user interface” located remotely from the first.

This year, Sandvick apparently sold the patent to TZU, which has bigger plans for the patent. Earlier this week, TZU filed six lawsuits.

http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/07/teledildonics-patent-used-to-sue-six-nascent-cybersex-companies/

VR Porn Predicted to be a Billion Dollar Industry by 2025

According to a report published yesterday, virtual reality porn is predicted to be a billion dollar industry within a decade :

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Your eyes open to a beautiful woman, scantily clad in red lace lingerie. She bats her eyes flirtatiously, then slowly makes her way over to you.

But this is not a flesh-and-blood woman; it’s a three-dimensional performer in a 360-degree immersive video so convincing you can barely tell the difference. In virtual reality, as nowhere else, donning a pair of clunky goggles allows you to pursue your wildest sexual fantasies.

For virtual reality to become a viable business, pornography, which tends to rank among any new technology’s earliest and most eager adopters, will need to play a starring role, analysts say.

By 2025, such adult content is forecast to be a $1 billion business, the third-biggest virtual-reality sector, after videogames ($1.4 billion) and NFL-related content ($1.23 billion), according to estimates from Piper Jaffray. It’s the next “mega tech theme” in the U.S., akin to the mobile-phone industry 15 years ago, analyst Gene Munster said.

The relationship between adult film and virtual reality will likely be mutually beneficial for the top players — with pornography bolstering the sales and use of headsets, and subscriptions giving the porn industry a much-desired new revenue stream, said Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

“It could revolutionize an industry that has been stagnant for many years,” he said.

The porn industry is betting new advances in the technology can convince more people to pay for the content, since sales of traditional adult video have actually been slowing. Revenue growth among adult and pornographic websites increased at an annualized rate of just 0.3% to $3.3 billion over the five-year period ending in 2015, as the business grapples with high piracy rates and the proliferation of free sites such as PornHub that offer homemade content with few ads, according to IBISWorld Market Research.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-the-future-of-virtual-reality-depends-on-porn-2015-07-15

Meanwhile, another VR porn pay site has launched – BadoinkVR promises full 360 degree VR porn movies that puts you in the middle of orgy scenes.

http://nypost.com/2015/07/15/virtual-reality-porn-site-promoting-immersive-experience/

And the biggest porn site online – PornHub – are pushing virtual sex through a realistic ‘robotic twerking ass’ that can be synchronised with their vr porn movies :

http://venturebeat.com/2015/07/09/the-vr-for-porn-trend-continues-pornhub-launches-the-twerking-butt/

SexVR.com Domain Sells for $11,000, and VR Porn IS Coming to the Oculus Rift

In a sign of how big the virtual sex industry is likely going to become, the domain name SexVR.com sold for over $11,000 this week. That makes it the most expensive VR domain name sale yet, beating the $10,000 figure that was paid for VRxxx.com earlier this year.

Meanwhile, rest assured that vr porn and virtual sex ARE coming to the Oculus Rift, despite headlines this week claiming that Facebook were going to block porn from the device. Those media reports told us nothing new – VR porn apps will be prohibited from the official Oculus store, as expected, but Facebook have no intention to block vr porn played on the device straight from a PC. You can already buy vr porn videos that play on the developer kit Oculus (via your pc) at VirtualRealPorn.com

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Is Virtual Sex Destined to Become Your New BFF?

Interesting article on the latest developments and likely future of virtual sex that appeared online a couple of weeks ago.  The author is a ‘sex addiction’ expert – but don’t let that put you off.  The article is actually pretty good.

Here’s what I learn’t :

  • There is a consumer driven technological race to bring virtual sex products to market.
  • This has been led by the RealTouch – the virtual sex device that can ‘heat itself up, lubricates, pulses, and grips’.
  • Inventors are working to crate an iPad equipped with a Fleshlight holding case.
  • Futurologist Ian Pearson believes that by 2030, people will be able to wear ‘smart lenses’ that change the way their partner looks to them whilst lovemaking – without their partner even necessarily knowing!
  • Popular budget Hotel chain Travellodge announced last year that its hotels in the future will offer digitial sex along with breakfast.

You can read the entire article here

Japanese Scientists Invent Kissing Machine

Teledildonics made another primative but promising step forward this month with the announcement that Japanese scientists have invented a ‘kissing machine’ that allows you to kiss over the internet.

Judging from the video, the device currently involves only moving a straw around with your tongue, and thus making a remote straw move in the same way.  As the young Japanese scientist explains, ‘the elements of a kiss involve the sense of taste, the manner of the breathing, and the moistness of the tongue’.  Obviously the team are only taking the first steps, but it’s a start.

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.

Virtual sex a dose of reality?

Interesting article I caught from the Sydney Morning Herald.   The author claims that fears of a virtual online world taking over from the real are overblown, and evidence from the latest web 2.0 sites such as Twitter suggests that people are becoming less anonymous and impersonal than in the earlier days of the web.

The author seems to think this is a very good thing – particularly in the context of advances in virtual sex, which clearly he, as well as many others, feel could sacrifice and depersonalize the ultimate act of intimacy.

What all this adds up to is a heartening re-affirmation that what makes us human will always take primacy over the world of machines.We cannot escape the consequences and benefits of our humanity simply by “going virtual” and neither should we be able to. Teleconferencing, cybersex and Facebook “friends” will only ever be a simulacrum of the real thing, no matter how sophisticated the technology becomes.

A good thing? I think so.

Eric White, inventor of an early virtual sex machine, makes an interesting point in the comments section below the article.  Virtual sex, he says, will allow the masses to enjoy experiences they would never have previously been able to enjoy.  I agree.   We’re probably less than a decade away from being able to log on at anytime to have LIVE virtual sex with a beautiful porn actress. And it’s the duty of everybody in the virtual sex community to present these revolutionary developments, that will no doubt be bitterly opposed by certain groups,  in the most positive light possible.

New virtual sex category set up at reddit

Reddit is a social bookmaking site that allows you to read the latest relevant online articles and links in subjects that you are interested in.  I’ve just set up a virtual sex category so please bookmark and if you are a reddit member (it takes 5 seconds to join) please add it to your front page and feel free to submit relevant links.

Is Second Life All Virtual Sex?

For many, Second Life still represents the closest thing to virtual sex on the web.  But has Second Life become nothing more than virtual sex?  An interesting debate has been ignited regarding claims that Second Life, often seen as a genuine alternative reality in which virtual economies were making real millionaires, has ‘declined’ into nothing more than a place to get some dirty virtual fun.

Barry Collins of PC Pro magazine initiated the debate by asking  ‘Whatever happened to Second Life?’ and after wandering around deserted virtual streets and shopping malls began to realise that everybody was busy visiting the newly opened ‘Red Light District’ of Second Life, ironically introduced in an effort to improve its image.

A little research soon reveals why Second Life seems a lot quieter than the numbers suggest. In June, the company opened Zindra – Second Life’s “adult continent”, a huge plot of the virtual universe dedicated to content rated as “mature”, “adult” or even “PG”.

Given that sex and gambling accounted for the majority of the “most popular places” when I first visited, it was suddenly apparent why I was as lonely as a cloud in the parts of the Second Life universe that wouldn’t upset the clergy.

So why did Linden establish its very own red-light district? It seems the company decided it was time to clean up its act…

In an act of fairness, PC Pro gave Second Life CEO Mark  Kingdon a chance to reply to the accusations, which you can read in full at : Lindon Lab boss : sex isn’t the key to second life

“In a major city there might be a place where you find adult entertainment but it might be in a specially zoned area. We’ve used that principle to reorganise Second Life.

“About 6% of the regions in Second Life are zoned ‘adult’,” he added. “And we’ve looked at adult very extensively over the last year, through many different lenses… and we’ve found it a very average in terms of the prevalence of adult content.

“There are certain things Second Life gets tagged with and that’s one of them. When you look at the facts, it’s actually quite different.”

Scott Coffman on the revolutionary aspects of RealTouch

In a recent press release, AEBN founder Scott Coffman spoke a little on what he sees as the revolutionary aspects of his company’s virtual sex device – the RealTouch.

RealTouch combines a proprietary haptic device with specially encoded online video that integrates sight, sound and touch to create a uniquely immersive experience.“While Hollywood is still trying to perfect 3-D with movies like Avatar, we’ve leapfrogged that by delivering the sensory dimension of touch. RealTouch is the first device that can let a man actually feel and experience the action he’s watching in a video.” Plus, he says, RealTouch is a revolutionary consumer product that not so much ends piracy as it renders it irrelevant.

How does RealTouch combat piracy? Simple says Coffman, “You can pirate the movie but you can’t pirate the experience. It would be like trying to steal a roller coaster.”

Click to order the RealTouch virtual sex device here

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