VR technology is a real game changer in many aspects but there is still a long way to go before it becomes part of our everyday life. The most commonly debated issues include nausea from wearing the helmet for too long and getting tangled up in the wires. Banging your toe on the table while being absorbed in a virtual swordfight doesn’t help either. And while we’re talking about immersion, there is another latent problem that ruffles the feathers of many VR owners, namely having their privacy disturbed by others during an adult viewing session. Okay, let’s not beat around the bush: many people are afraid of being caught while watching VR porn.
The Problems of Getting Caught Off Guard
This problem might be a laughing stock for some, but we at Best Reviews have to admit there’s certainly some interesting privacy issues to consider here. Besides, the R rated industry has contributed to technology more than you might believe. So, imagine this following situation: Mr. Smith is deeply engaged in an adult movie when Mrs. Smith comes in. Since the helmet covers Mr. Smith’s eyes and ears, he remains unaware of the unexpected audience. At this point, Mrs. Smith might faint, scream, laugh, or record the scene and upload it to YouTube. Either way, awkward moments can be expected at the dinner table.
Professional Solution Developed by Industry Experts
For those who still think this is only a limited issue, consider the fact that big name companies such as PornHub, xHamster (both porn sites) and CamSoda (a free cam site offering virtual reality content) have already jumped on the bandwagon. No concrete results are produced at the moment, but they plan on connecting the VR system to a motion sensor. When the device picks up movement, it either sends a message that will be displayed on your screen or automatically shuts down the incriminating content. If the device could also pull up the pants for you, it would be perfect…
VR privacy is discussed on numerous forums. Some users are impatient and don’t wish to wait for an overpriced solution and stick to old-fashioned methods, such as firmly closing your door, hanging a ‘Do not disturb’ sign or putting a sock on the door handle. However, doing so clearly telegraphs to your friends, roommates and loved ones that something shady is going on in your room. And yet no one would question the presence of a motion sensor in the hallway, especially if the house has other security devices installed. Either way, pushing the boundaries of virtual reality products never hurts. Consider this a necessary step in the evolution of this particular technology.
The Future of Integrated Cameras
Being aware of your surrounding thanks to a camera feed while playing virtual reality games will quickly outgrow this initial setup. Imagine a future where VR headsets of all kinds connect seamlessly to wireless camera systems. This way users would be able to bring up a little window in the interface and check the live footage. The home security industry already has cameras hidden in clothes hangers and books, so the surveillance system blends perfectly into your home. They could easily alarm a VR player that someone is attempting a break-in. Also, connecting a smart doorbell camera to the headset notifies the person that the guests have arrived, or a package has been delivered.