There’s no stopping in technology innovations as Virtual Reality or VR sets in countries like Japan.
Japan likely to launch its VR Porn Festival but Police prematurely shut it down due to overcrowding.
According to a report on Japanese website, Hatenablog (translated by VR Talk), the VR Festival was organised in Tokyo district of Akihabara to highlight a range of virtual reality technologies relating to the porn and adult toy industry.
The festival would demonstrate an actual virtual reality content, including accessories such as a robotic pleasure devices.
It seems that the live demonstrations were the primary reason for overcrowding as Japanese citizens from Tokyo headed to the venue to get a glimpse of what was being demonstrated. According to Hatenablog, many of curious visitors have started to emerge even before the porn festival opened its doors. The police were called when excessive number of people turning up causing overcrowding, not only waiting to enter the inside venue but also in the outside part of the location.
It was early reported how Porn VR has emerged as the fast growing keyword on Google search. Porn has been known to be a key driver of many industries in the past and the Virtual Reality is no exception. It is a well known fact that porn was the main reason for a superior Betamax technology because it chose to embrace VHS in the 80’s.
It was predicted that VR adult content is forecast to be a $1 billion business in the United States, the 3rd biggest VR sector, after video games at around $1.4 billion and NFL-related conent about $1.3 billion by 2025 acvording to estimates from Piper Jaffray.