Porn: factor of progress of the technology?

Porn: factor of progress of the technology?
November 18 10:10 2018 Print This Article


Would our communication technologies be as advanced if pornography did not exist? It would seem that, far from being a harmful outgrowth of these, pornography is in fact a real engine of technological progress.

If the subject was not so delicate, pornography would be publicly recognized as an industry that has successfully and rapidly developed, adopted and disseminated new technologies. If these words may seem provocative, excessive, they are nevertheless the expression of a reality. In fact, pornography in general, and more recently the pornographic industry, have greatly contributed to the development of technologies that we use on a daily basis and which render us proud services.

The porn industry eager for new technologies

For millennia, men have sought to fix pornography, erotic content, in various media as technical progress provided them. We can now easily see tons of content like big tits cams, blonde cams, Latina cams and many more. On the walls of Pompeii, mixed with anticlerical pamphlets in the eighteenth century or immortalized by emerging photography in the nineteenth century, pornography and eroticism have been disseminated by many means and at a surprising speed. For example, the first pornographic film was released in 1896, just two years after the first public film.

Each time, the impact of pornography is considerable. The development of videocassettes and video recorders is partly due to the fact that the porn industry has favored this medium to broadcast their production compared to theatrical releases (in 1990 in the United States, pornographic tapes ranked third among better sales, surpassed only by the new features of the big screen and children’s movies). The camcorder, too, has become popular thanks to the desire of a large number of customers willing to spend a lot to acquire the latest machine that would allow them to film (and sometimes resell) their antics and other fantasies. More importantly, this democratization has deepened by a “blackboxing” effect, that is to say making the technology more accessible and usable by a large audience. From now on, no need to have sharp technical knowledge to film a sunset or slaps: three buttons are enough.

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