Well, it was only a matter of time when Google Glass and sex would incorporate. Now sex tapes have been given a makeover thanks to the new Sex app developed by Google Glass.
“Sex with Google Glass” is an app for the wearable technology which lets you not only watch, but also record yourself having sex from all angles and even “see what your partner can see,” the app’s website claims.
“Having sex with Google Glass on brings a completely new perspective. Experience sex like never before. Simply swipe to a new perspective. And enjoy the new view. When you connect your phone, you can even see what it’s like from any angle.”
The intriguing creation was developed by Lebanese product design student Sherif Maktabi during the Wearable Hackathon event in London in November.
Explaining why he created the app, Maktabi said: “We want to change the way people experience things.
“We love using design and strategy to disrupt at scale. So when we asked ourselves the question “How can we make sex more awesome with Google Glass?” We came up with Sex with Glass.”
The app operates on command and works like this: Just say, “OK Glass, it’s time,” and Glass will stream to you and your partner what you each can see; when you’re ready to finish just say, “OK Glass, pull out.”
The multi-view streaming creation can be synced up to a smart lamp or home device to control lighting, music and even lessons from the Kama Sutra – for that command just say, “OK glass, give me ideas.”
Of course, reaction of the public to the app has been mixed. Maktabi shared with The Guardian that “some people find what we do repulsive,” nevertheless, there are many of those who are ready to try.
Maktabi cites responses “that range from ‘I want to have this now because I want to try it with my boyfriend'”, to “I want to write about the anthropological impact of this app on…”, and adds that his favorites are “those anonymous messages that just say ‘awesome'”.
The developers plan to launch a free iPhone version, called “Glance,” in early February ahead of the Google Glass release later this year.
“It’s the closest thing to experiencing ‘Sex with Glass’ on iPhone. We are learning on the fly. It’s still an experiment, and we will be publishing more work as we go. You can sign up on Glassandsex.com to know as soon as it’s out,” Maktabi told Huff Post.
Despite Google’s crackdown on other sexy Glass apps, including a ban on sexually explicit content, Maktabi sounds unconcerned about its response: “People at Google know. And they are happy and had a good laugh. But I don’t know what Google ‘the thing’ thinks of what we are doing.”
Google has previously taken a firm stance on apps that feature explicit content, and most famously banned the pornographic app ‘T*** & Glass’ by developers MiKandi. The app was downloaded from the developer’s website by 17 Google Glass owners on its debut day, while the site was visited by some 10,000 people before Google pulled the plug.