Oculus Has No Plans to Block Virtual Reality Porn

Virtual Reality Porn: Oculus Won't Block

Facebook-owned Oculus VR has no plans to prevent the adult entertainment industry from using its Rift virtual reality headset, which is scheduled to launch as a consumer product within the first quarter of 2016, according to Oculus founder Palmer Luckey.

Asked about plans to block any X-rated content or apps during a panel at the first Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference in San Jose, Calif., on Monday, Luckey responded: “The rift is an open platform. We don’t control what software can run on it,” adding: “And that’s a big deal.”

Luckey’s remarks stood out as most of his fellow panelists tried to dodge controversial questions around topics like adult entertainment as well as motion sickness and other side effects of using virtual reality headsets.

Samsung’s virtual reality g.m. and VP, Nick DiCarlo, instead tried to focus on the traction that his company is already seeing for the Gear VR, a $200 headset that works in conjunction with select Samsung mobile phones. DiCarlo said that the Gear VR will be available in all major Best Buy stores across the U.S. by the end of this summer. He added that Samsung is focused on bringing mainstream content to the device through its Milk VR service. “Milk VR is being programmed as a major media outlet,” Di Carlo said.

Samsung’s efforts are somewhat undercut by Google’s Cardboard initiative, which allows consumers to build their own VR headsets for existing Android phones, or buy cheap headsets for as little as $20. But Clay Bavor, VP of product management at Google Cardboard, argued Monday that his company’s initiative could help competitors like Samsung and Oculus as well. “Cardboard is a good introduction,” he argued, adding that it gives people a taste for what higher-end systems can deliver.

Sixense CEO Amir Rubin agreed, calling Cardboard an “icebreaker.” Rubin’s company works with more than 16,000 developers to build virtual reality apps. He said Monday that less than 20% of these developers are building traditional games, with many others looking to use VR for education, health and other areas. Affordable hardware will drive the adoption in all of these areas, predicted Rubin: “You will have hundreds of millions of VR-enabled phones in consumers’ hands in the next two to three years.”

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  1. Virtual Reality Porn, oh yeah thanks to technology

  2. Please note this is not an endorsement of pornography. But the Oculus Rift is a just a fancy motion detecting monitor you must connect to your computer like any other monitor. No more, no less. We might as well ask Samsung if they have a policy against porn on their monitors?

    There is no Oculus OS, they don’t have an app store (and if they do then I suspect they will block porn apps). But realize the Rift is just an extra monitor to your computer. If you get on the web and go to a porn site no one can stop you from seeing it on your Rift.

    And if that porn site happens to be a VR augmented web site Oculus will have nothing to do with it.

    this is a VR world that will work on several VR devices. Oculus cannot stop you from going to this server and using their content. (Nor should they be able to). How could they? Their device is a motion detecting fancy monitor.

    That being said I think Ted Bundy had the last word on porn: ““I’ve met a lot of men who were motivated to commit violence just like me. And without exception, without question, every one of them was deeply involved in pornography.”

    I believe Mr. Bundy would qualify as an expert in this field of real world violence.

  3. imahippyburning says:

    Society continues its race to the bottom of the Abyss! People are unable to deal with reality that surrounds them and instead opt to be further isolated with everything cyber. Why not try and get out and meet new people and experience the joys and happiness that real life human encounters provide. As for Facebook, left it 3 years ago and am much happier without it!

  4. Wow, in my life time,
    porn has literally gone from under your mattress,
    to in your face
    and now “On Your Face”.
    and Sponsored by something called “FaceBook”..
    It’s odd how the rise in porn has also paralleled
    the rise in homosexuality…

  5. superglide says:

    People are still using facebook? With all the data mining and targeted ads you’d think most would smarten up to being used.

  6. BigMike says:

    Octopus porn?! Hoooo boy!

  7. AZWarrior says:

    Porn built the Internet, porn sustains the Internet and porn will always be the Internet’s killer app.

  8. Toby Belch says:

    Lust and corruption! The mighty invisible sky wizard will smite thee!

  9. Dad says:

    The demise continues!!!!

  10. jc says:

    Facebook and Zuckerdemon are demonic

  11. Mike Arvand says:

    There’s no sane reason why they would block it – for simple business reasons.

    Occulus will only become viable if the porn industry adopts it. Porn made the decision with VHS/beta, Blu-ray/Hd-dvd, and streaming video. The formats they adopt always come out on top.

  12. stacy says:

    You can’t have sex on the computer! You would fall off!!!!!!!!

  13. The spirit of the antichrist is on the move in this country and in a big way.

    • jc says:

      Lust and porn will be the downfall of this nation…..the saturation of it and the blind fools letting themselves being taken away by it…..what would I know i’ve lived it’s bondage….the porn industry is purely evil……….

  14. Jack Inmanz says:

    Why would anyone watch porn on their Facebook account when we all know Facebook tracks and sells every single thing we do on the site?

    • Where did you get this bizarre idea that Facebook would be hosting porn? Are you an idiot?

    • Tim Bones says:

      Every Facebook account, no matter how you set the privacy, is an open book on your postings, likes, etc. You may be able to screen out non-friends, but FB can mine your activity for ad purposes. Don’t put or do anything on FB that you wouldn’t want your mama or a potential employer to know.

      Save your virtual reality for views of pretty landscapes or how to fix your Dyson vacuum!

  15. Georgw says:

    This VR stuff reminds me of a Star Trek Voyager episode where the crew was slowly being taken over after using an alien gift of a VR device that touched (stimulated) there pleasure center. Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the hundreds of other time-wasting, spiritually and morally devoid preoccupations of mankind, we have opened ourselves up to being easily controlled, whether by government or other entities. We’ve become addicted to entertainment and self gratification all the while growing more ignorant and easily manipulated.

  16. Will Killyou says:

    If it is from Facebook, I AM NOT INTERESTED!

  17. Maria says:

    They better NOT block porn .. that is what we’ve all been waiting for!!! (Especially now that it is so easy to call every clumsy pass with human beings “rape”).

  18. maccala says:

    Another stupid tech gimmick to waste money on. They wheeled this out for NBC press day in Pasadena to show TV Critics how it works, Not impressed and if you are susceptible to vertigo, here’s your nausea machine .

  19. DRoss says:

    Who are they kidding? They can’t stop it and they will not want to….it will be a revenue stream and, as they keep trying to appease Wall Street, they will do anything…and I mean anything…privacy? That is an urban legend old wives tale fantasy

  20. Robert Sheen says:

    This VR porn is going to be so awesome!! I can’t wait till me & my wife can full fill some sexual fantasies :) :) Just think about all the STD’s that will be avoided

  21. John Johnson says:

    I guess we should ask the same of video camera and cell phone manufacturers…just how do you plan on stopping people from using it to record porn?

  22. David says:

    How DARE they offer a platform which is open to all types of free expression!

  23. js_biggs says:

    Porno is how they plan to make money from this venture.

  24. puleeease says:

    No plans to block it? Heck they have every hope that the porn industry will take full advantage of it! Block it….LOL, yeah right.

  25. sailordude says:

    Next up, bring on the sex bots!

  26. Mike Jones says:

    Putting something over your face that was inspired by Mark Zuckerberg is hazardous to your health.

  27. Believer says:

    Would love to see John MacArthur’s commentary inVR on this device his commentary of Luke 8:18-36 (Transfugured-metamorphote which Matthew & Mark used)

  28. Robert Sciolino says:

    “You will have hundreds of millions of VR-enabled phones in consumers’ hands in the next two to three years.”

    You mean “hand”, singular…the other hand apparently will be occupied.

  29. Don Gateley says:

    Palmer says that Oculus is and will be open yet the Gear VR only admits of approved and signed content. It provides no ability for developers to globally sign their apps so that they can be downloaded from outside the Oculus store without going through the Oculus walled garden. He was right beside me today at a demo at SVVR with no one else around and had I known of his statement I’d have directly asked him about how the Gear VR will be opened up, dammit.

  30. Deal Giver says:

    Have to say, whoever asked the question of if they are going to restrict Porn, is a complete dumb ass.

    Porn has always driven tech. DVD/Blu-Ray, etc. If a product succeeds depends on if Porn will adopt it.

  31. DAZ says:

    Gives a WHOLE new definition to ‘beer goggles’!! Sign me up! Keep drama where it should be, in the horrid heart of low female self esteem.

  32. Larrybud says:

    Until they come out with smell-o-vision, I’m going to pass…

  33. Mike says:

    Oculos won’t block it, no surprise there.

  34. Matt Tran says:

    Who are we to judge porno viewers? Like Michael Vick said, “White people don’t understand Black culture.”

  35. Roman says:

    WHAT?!? But that’s sacrilege to catholislam.!?! To have soo much temptation and nakedness, To see naked females soo close, no, IN my face. OUTRAGEOUS! this offends man and God, and I know, because I speak as a man, and presume for God, I mean presume God.
    How much are they planning to start at?

    • Jus Wundrin says:

      The growing muslim population that hussein obama is letting into this country wont like that….along with the bacon you stuff in your mouth daily. HARAM!

    • Phrank says:

      Joke all you want, but Adam Weishaupt’s Illuminati (founded the same year as the US) are alive and well. Make no mistake: this is all about political control (control sex and the passions, and you control the masses). E. Michael Jones has factually documented the entire sordid history to date in his book “Libido Dominandi”.

  36. Doug Peel says:

    Under current law child porn is against the law Thx God but virtual child porn, beastality etc…? How does one get its head around something like this and it’s warped concept? We are definitely living in strange days in fact just read the lyrics to the Doors “Strange Days and see what Jim saw back in 1967

  37. Philster says:

    The guy who has no plans to block porn is named, “Palmer?”

  38. Erik says:

    OBVIOUSLY they’re not blocking porn on it. You’ve have to be completely mental to do such a thing. It’d be like selling a sports car with a one-speed transmission.

  39. Dj says:

    “Oculus Has No Plans to Block Virtual Reality Porn”

    I’m alright with this.

  40. Rellik says:

    Hard to believe porn will replace the warmth, and lumpy women, that take care of you.

  41. Charlie Bass says:

    Banning Porn they are counting on it…..how else does Hollywood make a star today. 5 stories on Yahoo today about the K family ( please refuse to repeat their names ) all born out of one slutty porn. America is in decline – more entertainment – more taxes – more decadence please Hollywood….and I love how you all think you are doing something great.

  42. Jimmy Chonga says:

    Porn is porn, “real” or “virtual”, within seconds it “re-wires” the brain and the brain retains that “re-wired” information for months; it leads to broken REALationships, and leads to the use-and-abuse of women. It’s nasty and self-indulgent, causes the basest and banal of instincts to be titillated and manipulated. Thanks to Clinton and the democrats, it’s here to stay. Look it up online. All of the major porn advances were made under the Clinton administration.

    • phyllis rodgers says:

      You are right on sir!!!

    • John W Gacey says:

      perhaps your proper complaint is not with porn, but with masturbation.

      As for women, one may contend that it is wrong to abuse them, but, if we do not use them at all, how are we to make children? What about the children, man? Won’t somebody please think of the children!

      • VanPastorMan says:

        How about finding a woman to love who will be a life partner for you? That’s a lot better than using a woman.

      • Phrank says:

        “USE them at all”? I’d say you just proved Jimmy Chonga’s point.

    • “All of the major porn advances were made under the Clinton administration.”

      This may be the dumbest thing I heard all day.. Do you mean the advent of the internet? What are the major porn advances anyway?? Haha.

      • Flechette says:

        Algore was Clinton’s VP and he invented the internet.

      • Phrank says:

        Actually, comments like yours are pretty dumb. Pre-Clinton, porn was marginalized. Thanks to Clinton and the failure of the Senate to convict after he was IMPEACHED, porn has been given the imprimatur of “respectability” and mainstreamed. Every day the envelope is being pushed further and further out, with just enough titillation (pun intended) to keep the sheep coming back for more and more. And no, Isb (below), you didn’t just “go into a porn shop” — you furtively went in, looking over your shoulder, checking to make sure you aren’t recognized by any of your neighbors or family, into a windowless, tacky, dimly lighted dive somewhere near the auto chop-shops and drug dealers, feeling like a skank (if you have any humanity left), and leaving with your smut hidden in a brown paper bag.

      • Larrybud says:

        What porn advances would those be?

    • lsb says:

      Porn has been around for years long before Clinton, in 1976 it was flourishing on a thing called a VCR. You could go into a porn shop (Adult Entertainment Store) and get porn on tape. Clinton had nothing to do with that, and before that there was a thing called 8mm film, and even before that a thing called magazines and books. People have to come off the mountain and stop blaming Democrats, Obama, and Clinton for everything.

      • Rex Reed says:

        You sir are right. This is Bush’s fault.

      • John W Gacey says:

        Actually, this promises to be the next big thing in porn – could be a great investment opportunity. As for the vintage of porn, do you really think those ancient, prehistoric “fertility goddess” statues were anything other than wank-fodder?

      • Yolanda and David says:

        If Porn being here to stay is “thanks to Clinton and the democrats” then we pass along our sincere thanks to Bill and plan on voting a straight Democratic ticket from here on out. Some things are more important than bible beating and Chick tracts. (what a misnomer by the way).

    • Mickey says:

      Technological advances that happened while Clinton was President doesn’t mean porn is Clinton’s fault. You are stretching to the breaking point for that one.

      • Bubba says:

        When we stand before our creator I am sure we will give an account for that and all of it.

  43. Timmy Sims says:

    How are these pervs going to know if someone walks in on them spanking it if both their eyes are covered. lol

  44. cy12 (@cy12) says:

    They now very well that porn is the main driver of adoption of the technology, hence why would they block it?? it would be like shooting themselves in the foot.

  45. jake says:

    actually, the antichrist is over zealous Christians who run off people by their stupid ranting and wanting to control everything and destroying ones free agency. Which is ironic since Chris was all for free agency and had people come to him.

  46. Fe says:

    The Antichrist is in a business suit and his name is profit.

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