What Does the Future Hold for Adult TV and Porn?

Recent years have seen the AdultTV and porn industries grow and evolve like never before. This is a predicted and inevitable effect of the world’s adoption of new-generation Internet technology.

Even just a decade or two ago, the porn industry of today would have seemed far-fetched to say the least. Give things another 20 years or so and you can’t help but wonder what’s next.

As consumer technology continues to evolve, the porn and adult TV standards of today will quickly fade into obsolescence. Tens of billions of people will continue to access porn sites and adult TV services every year – it’s just that they’ll do so in ways that were never previously possible.

4K Ultra HD

For example, one of the most imminent advances in the delivery of porn is 4K ultra HD. We say ‘imminent’ because it’s already here. While 4K ultra HD porn may be in relatively short supply for the time being, this won’t be the case for long.

Home computers, televisions and even mobile devices are slowly but surely adopting 4K as the new standard for high-end displays. While some might question the true value of 4K for the porn industry, some of the biggest players are already touting it as a revolution in the making. As far as they’re concerned, hit the super-slow-motion button once at the right time with a 4K porn clip playing and you’ll know exactly what all the fuss is about.

The idea being that with 4K, the whole experience becomes more realistic and engaging than every before. Slowly but surely edging towards an era where on-screen performers are almost indistinguishable from those actually in the room with you right now. The good news for the industry being that 4K is already making its way into millions of households every month, paving the way for the next big shift in adult TV quality.

Virtual Reality

Of course, something that goes one large and important step further than 4K viewing is fully immersive virtual reality. There are already thousands of full-scale VR porn clips doing the rounds online, which demand comparatively modest technology to access. Watching the action take place on a screen is one thing – being right there in the room with full 360-degree immersion is something else entirely.

But while standard VR porn is expected to spark a revolution in its own right, it’s the potential it holds for other ‘services’ that could cement its place in the future of the industry. Combine virtual reality with the services of webcam girls and you have yourself a mind-blowing evening in the making.

VR will eventually move away from simple spectatorship, giving those using the technology the opportunity to interact with performers in real-time. Thus creating the most immersive and personally responsive form of adult content the world has ever seen.

Next-Gen Intimacy

Having comprehensively addressed all audio-visual requirements, the only arena left to explore is that of physical touch. For obvious reasons, making physical contact with the performers and service providers via an Internet connection simply isn’t a plausible prospect.

And nor does it need to be, as companies like Kiiroo and Fleshlight are currently working on an all-new category of adult entertainment products. Referred to as teledildonics, it’s an idea that could eventually bring physical sensation into the equation when accessing adult material.

In a nutshell, the technology works by linking compatible products using the required software and Internet connections. A man could wear a penis attachment on one side of the world, while a woman could be wearing a robotic dildo of some kind, many thousands of miles away. The pair would then be able to interact with each other via VR or even a simple screen, with their respective actions being accurately recreated by the technology on the other side. So along with the fully immersive 360-degree audio-visual experience, you’d also be able to actually feel what was happening for real.

Though the technology remains at a relatively remedial stage of development, this isn’t likely to last long. In fact, many companies already have their sights set on the most extraordinary full-body suits, with the potential to recreate the physical experience from head to toe, inside and out. Even in the absence of a ‘partner’ or service provider, software could be used to pleasure the person wearing the suit in any manner of their choosing at the touch of a button. A notion that’s already split critical audience right down the middle, but is the shape of what’s to come nonetheless.

The Death of Traditional Porn?

You’d be forgiven for thinking that all of the above amounted to the guaranteed demise of conventional porn and adult TV. That with such huge advances in both technology and the delivery of adult material, there would be no space at the proverbial inn for the classics.

In reality, this isn’t likely to prove the case at all. At least, not for a considerable period of time.

For one thing, the classic approach to the delivery and consumption of adult TV and porn remains the most convenient by far. Not to mention, the most affordable. It’s all well and good to bring new innovations into the mix, but it can be years or even decades before they become affordable for mainstream audiences.

In addition, there will always be times when it’s fundamentally impossible to get away with using the kind of robotic technology and devices that will eventually hit the market. Great when time and opportunity permits, but with clear and extensive limitations. Hence, we’re unlikely to see the demise of classic porn and adult TV in our own lifetimes – what the future holds for the next few generation’s remains to be seen.