Say What You Will, Porn Makes the Internet Go Round

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Porn. It’s a 4 letter word. Maybe you would prefer “Adult Entertainment”? Like it or not, this little enterprise seems to drive our lives. We push it away, and it comes back even more. No matter what we do, the black sheep seems to re-arise. Is there any way we can control the beast on the internet?

Adult Entertainment has been around as long as people can remember. Whenever there was a medium for it, someone was there to try and make a buck. In the musical “Miss Saigon”, the Engineer used the girls so they all could benefit from American soldiers.

Early movies had their share of Back room films. An old, worn out film of a young lady dancing around the stage with no clothes on made some sick, but others were intrigued. It progressed to a slight mainstream area of the communities. Theatres showing X rated movies – some of them actually attempted to have a full story line with them. Yet, it’s still not something you want to take the kids to.

Enter in the Information age. People want it and they want it now. Same with sex – Now.

As computers grew, the Adult Industry did too. From the video poker machines in the bar that make the computer generated woman take her clothes off, the DVD with full interactivity to the people on a website sitting in front of the camera waiting to do whatever you tell them in the chat.

Last week I talked to a friend who used to go to CES. He mentioned  that the two used to go hand-in-hand. Since the Adult Industry put out the most software at the time, they had the most to show. Of course, that has changed, but is something to think about when we shun the industry.

The biggest problem, of course, is the fact that anyone can find anything anywhere. From the one computer stuffed with pictures downloaded from Limewire, to the online streaming of videos through certain video distribution softwares.

A person can go to www. Whatever the porn site is.com and even though they have to sign up to be a member and get the juicy pictures and video, they can still sit on the front page and see naked people either – sometimes already “doing the deed”.

China is cracking down on this by trying to curb the two instigating sites – Baidu and Google. Both are search engines. In China, porn is illegal – but with things like the Internet around, how do you curb it? Can you curb it?

Even if China can get Google and Baidu to block the content, there will be hundreds of other ways to get there. It’s like trying to dam the Pacific Ocean. You will need one pretty big wall to do so.

Then again, China likes to keep things under control. No porn, no blogging, don’t even try to step out of line.

Another interesting comment came up that made me think about this. I was talking to a friend that is close to IPTV and he said that Adult Entertainment on IPTV is what makes the most money. It would imply that if we didn’t Adult IPTV, then the providers wouldn’t bother because it wouldn’t be worth it.

Is this why the FCC decided to lift some of the restrictions on Free Broadband? They can easily hide behind constitutional rights – however instead they might be saying they want people to connect up to get to their favorite porn sites.

No matter what, Pornography will not just go away. It’s too profitable. Maybe that’s why Zack and Miri made one? Maybe that’s why people put “See my girlfriend naked” as a title on YouTube, then show us a video of their kid dancing to Prince?

Oh yeah. Good luck, China, in building that Dam.

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