How Porn Movies Helped To Influence Technology Throughout The History

Porn Movies Helped To Influence Technology Throughout The History

Although it might be a little bit difficult to admit for many people, there is no person in the world that hasn’t seen at least 2 porn movies in their lives, whether for curiosity or just for the pleasure, which clearly shows how extremely successful the pornographic industry is, giving the fact that sex is probably the most selling product in the history. However, far from limiting to just gigantic sales, porn movies have had a major role in technology throughout the history, in many ways that you probably didn’t knew. Here are the most outstanding cases.

Porn Movies Helped The VHS To Beat The Betamax In The 70s

During the 70s, when you want to see a movie there were a huge doubt between choosing the Betamax or the VHS, which were the two most famous devices that you could have to run a film and have a good time. This battle about which of these two products could won the viewing technology were very hard, and many believe that the best news about it is that both would be in the market for long time.

While the Betamax had a wide format that allowed this device to have better quality recording, each tape held only 1 hour of footage, the VHS weren’t that great, but could hold the triple. Of course, this was one of the main reasons why the Betamax lose this battle so miserably, but another very important event that determine this outcome was that porn movies were being released on VHS, allowing people to record 120 minutes of pornographic content.

Although Sony didn’t pay too much attention to the porn movies issue, the company later decided to allow people to record this material on the Betamax. Naturally, is was already too late, and although half of all videotape sales in the late 70s were porn movies, the Betamax was already a dinosaur, while the VHS lasted much more time in the market.

Porn Movies Played A Major Role In Blu-Ray Success

When you think for a second about the time in which the Blu-Ray were released in the market, far from not having any kind of direct competitor, this device was meant to be a huge failure since it has to compete against the HD DVD, which was a product that was so much better, and that people were starting to trust in it.

This device was technically higher than the Blu-Ray, and the only thing that this last one had better is that it could held more information. Of course, when a product that seems weaker than its competition ends up being the lion in the market jungles, there´s always little details that in addition to a third party (like customers or another company), could become something extremely powerful.

These two elements were the capacity of holding more information, and porn movies. More information means the capacity of having things like deleted scenes, more actor commentary, or more behind the scenes footage. If you´re asking what the hell does porn movies had to do with this, let´s say that the adult industry decided to use the Blu-Ray as its standard for high-definition, and from that moment this product became much more succesful and HD DVD practically died.

Porn Movies Marked The Road For the First E-Commerce Startups In The History

It is a fact that if it wasn’t for porn movies the internet wouldn’t be what it is today, giving the fact that this content occupies an incredible amount of space in the web, and many sites had to include a little bit of sexy content in order to get more views, hits, rate, rating, fame or whatever you want to call it.

Believe it or not, porn movies were the key element for transforming the internet into the global marketplace that it is today, since the adult industry was probably the first to introduce the electronic commerce on the web, since one of its main businessman, Richard Gordon, founded the Electronic Card Systems, which pioneered the credit card transactions for a lot of xxx sites in the 90s. Although it may seem as a lie, this marked the road for the first generations of e-commerce start-ups, right before Amazon and eBay became what both are today. It may sound disturbing, but without porn movies, modern technology would completely different from what it is today.

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