In the not-so-distant past, holograms were the stuff of science fiction, something we only saw in movies like Star Wars or Minority Report. But today, thanks to advancements in augmented reality (AR) technology, we are on the brink of turning our homes into holographic wonderlands.
Imagine walking into your living room and suddenly seeing a lifelike 3D representation of your favorite musician performing their greatest hits right there in your own home. Or for the more smutty minded ones amongst us. Picture your favourite porn model, giving you a personal lap dance then performing her ‘special skills’, just for you and all from the comfort of your own personal space. This is the promise of AR, and it’s becoming increasingly accessible.
What is Augmented Reality?
Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology usually used in a VR headset, that superimposes digital content onto the physical world, allowing users to interact with computer-generated elements while still perceiving their surroundings. Unlike Virtual Reality (VR), which immerses users in a completely virtual environment, AR enhances the real world by adding virtual objects, information, or experiences.
The Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest 3 are primarily VR headsets, but they do have a passthrough function that allows them to simulate AR-like experiences by using their front-facing cameras to display the real world.
The Oculus Quest 2 features four black-and-white cameras on the front of the headset. These cameras capture the real-world environment in greyscale. Whilst many of us have been testing and trying AR porn with the quest 2, the results have been less than ‘usable’, if you know what I mean ;)!
With the launch of the new Meta Quest 3 we now have access to the full-colour front-facing cameras. This upgrade from greyscale to full-colour cameras is a massive leap and provides several benefits:
In the future we’re hoping that this increased interactivity will provide a more engaging experience and opens up the opportunities for more personalization and customization. Users will be able to select their preferred models, scenes, and scenarios, tailoring the content to their desires.
From the emails I have received from customers, I’m aware of how the virtual reality content we make at Peeping Thom has already made porn accessible to a wider audience, including individuals with disabilities. With the new technologies we can now provide features like subtitles or audio descriptions to ensure inclusivity.
Augmented Reality has found its place in the adult entertainment industry, offering a new dimension of interactivity, personalization, and privacy. As technology continues to evolve, it’s likely that AR will play an even more significant role in reshaping the future of adult content, providing users with immersive experiences that cater to their individual desires and preferences.
As with all new technology embraced by the adult entertainment industry, it’s crucial to ensure that ethical guidelines and responsible use are maintained to create a safe and enjoyable experience for all users. This is something I would like to talk about in future blog post, or event a podcast about VR/AR.