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Virtual reality porn? Oculus founder says he won't stop it Technically Incorrect: If you want to watch porn on your virtual reality headset, go right ahead. At least that's what Oculus' founder appeared to say at a recent tech conference. by Chris Matyszczyk @ChrisMatyszczyk Many of you are very excited about the oncoming rush that is the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift. You may be asking yourselves one little question: "Just how excited will I be able to get?" A clue emerged Monday when Oculus founder Palmer Luckey appeared to reveal just how lucky some users will be. Speaking at the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference in San Jose, Calif., Luckey was asked whether his company would block adult content. Variety reports that he replied: "The Rift is an open platform. We don't control what software can run on it." He added that this was "a big deal." The word "open" has been some what tarnished in tech over the years. Where once it symbolized an unvarnished nirvana, now it often comes with a few qualfiers. However, it seemed yesterday that, despite being owned by the pristine bare breast-banners at Facebook, which has a complicated relationship with depicting various parts of the human body on its service, Oculus will allow those who wish to enjoy some adult entertainment on its platform off the leash. This would have been an interesting departure from the stance of Google and its Glass, the search giant's Web-connected eyewear. Despite Bloomberg accusing me of inventing the whole notion of pornography on glasses, I was still taken aback when Google decided not to allow it. I contacted both Facebook and Oculus. Curiously, neither would offer me a comment. Information from Oculus suggests the company will curate the apps and other content distributed through the Oculus store. Oculus will only distribute content that accords with its Terms of Service. In the spirit of sweaty diligence, I waded through these terms. I could find no specific reference to porn. However, I found: "We reserve the right, in our sole discretion and where technically feasible, to disable your access to Content that we believe presents a health and safety risk or violates our community standards, agreements, laws, regulations or policies." Read more here: http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/virtual-reality-porn-oculus-founder-says-he-wont-stop-it/
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Winner: Yes

71% of the group voted correctly.

No


29%
Yes


71%

Comments

  • 60.0%

    Gary B911 voted for Yes about 3 years ago.

    People have the choice to watch what they want. What will restricting porn do?


  • 54.01%

    Titus Fitz voted for No about 3 years ago.

    There's already porn everywhere. It would be nice to have a device that's porn-free for a change.


  • 55.13%

    Fred Lucas voted for Yes about 3 years ago.

    Freedom of speech. Freedom of expression. Nuff said.


  • 55.97%

    Teddy M voted for Yes about 3 years ago.

    That and it's going to be incredibly funny watching people in public getting intimate with themselves. It gives a new meaning to word 'selfie.'


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