Technologies that were created by the porn industry.

Many people underestimate the power of the porn industry and dismiss it as bottom feeders along with online drugstores. But the fact is that porn is the first industry to embrace new technology. The porn industry is typically the first one to test drive a new technology before it finds acceptance in the mainstream. You can even say the porn industry is a technology innovation powerhouse.

Here is how the porn industry propels new technology.

  1. VHS became famous due to porn

In the battle between Betamax and VHS, the latter became famous while the former, a superior product, lost the market. All this happened because Sony did not want pornography in their videotapes. By the end of the 70s, more than half the VHS tapes in circulation contained pornography. This way porn industry propelled the sales of VCR.

  1. Porn pushed internet ahead

Even before streaming videos became a reality, porn was getting pushed over the internet as ASCII. With over 42 Million porn sites and roughly 30 million visitors a day, porn and cat videos rule the internet.

  1. First internet sales were of Porn Tape

The online payment system was first used when Richard Gordon took a commission out of selling Pam & Tommy Lee sex tape in the late nineties. Credit card transactions started by his Electronic Card Systems pioneered payment processing online.

  1. Porn promoted Blue-Ray

Blue -Ray adoption reached an all-time high once porn producers released their content on the new media. By choosing Blue-ray over HD DVD, the porn industry once again pushed the technology and consumer choice in a new direction.

  1. Porn and new VR world

Porn was one of the first few industries to embrace virtual reality. In fact, the introduction of VR has pushed some productions into multi-million-dollar profits in a very short time. Pornhub is considered to be the world’s fastest developing start-up.

 

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