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Apparently, Technological Innovations Are Driven by Porn

by KINKLY STAFF
Published: AUGUST 18, 2015 | Updated: JULY 1, 2020
Before we all really understood what these new technologies could add to our lives, they provided an outlet for explicit content that far surpassed its technological predecessors.

When we think of technological innovation, all sorts of things come to mind, like fresh-faced entrepreneurs and chic startups and slick packaging. Oh, and porn. Wait .. what?

To be fair, the sources in this infographic aren't the best, but it makes a pretty compelling argument - and one that's been made before: that demand for porn helped drive a lot of the technological innovations that now shape our lives. And it kind of makes sense; before we all really understood what these new technologies could add to our lives, they provided an outlet for explicit content that far surpassed its technological predecessors. Also: Orgasms are very motivating.

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Forget sneaking a look at a dirty magazine; now, anyone and everyone can access free porn anytime anywhere on a smartphone. And, hey, even if you prefer TED talks or cat videos, you may still have pornography to thank.

Tech Innovations Driven by Porn Infographic

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