The Show Must Go On: The Future of the Live Entertainment Industry
VR, AR, sexbots, and more–oh my!
Despite the Covid pandemic striking the live erotic entertainment industry particularly hard, compliments of everything from pole-dancing androids to combining stage shows with virtual, augmented, and mixed reality systems, we might see them bouncing back bigger, better, and sexier than ever before.
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Back in 2018, mechanical strippers sporting cameras in lieu of heads wowed the crowd at that year's CES convention.
Now, five years later, sexdoll manufacturer, Cloud Climax, says it's about to release Ms. EX, an ultra-realistic pole-dancing robot.
Like their other realistic dolls, Ms. Ex's state-of-the-art multi-joint dynamics give it a remarkable level of natural fluidity–making it just the thing to liven up tomorrow's high-tech sex shows.
And should things get out of hand, we could also see the addition of artificially enhanced security personnel.
For example, during this year's CES, Sapphire Las Vegas Gentleman's Club, one of the largest in the world, invited engineer and inventor Jonathan Tippett to bring his nearly four-and-a-half ton, thirteen-foot-tall exoskeleton power suit to guard the front door.
Playing Mech “The Bot” Johnson, Tippett told Forbes, “It's the bouncer, so it has to do its job, basically just by looking menacing,”
Live on stage–
Beyond robot pole dancers and mechanized security guards, there's the idea of merging virtual, augmented, or mixed-reality systems with adult clubs: the idea is that by fitting the venue up a network of series of stereoscopic cameras, anyone can enjoy a live performance no matter where in the world they happen to live.
A futuristic fantasy? Not so, as some clubs have already begun offering live streaming feeds of their stages and even, with the permission of their performers, what's going on backstage.
It's a safe bet to assume this sort of immersive technology will continue to improve, especially with high-end companies like Apple getting into VR.
But what about shows that are only virtual? As the YouTuber Twortles explained, it's already a popular reality, “The metaverse already has secret clubs and dancers, and you're already late to the show.”
From Club B33, a public strip club inside VRChat, to other streaming adult clubs scattered across Twitter, Discord, and TikTok, there's a growing number of ways to virtually dance the night away–or watch someone perform an alluring strip tease from the privacy and comfort of your own home.
Peeking at the future of live adult shows
Technology being what it is, we'll likely see even more wildly creative ways to enjoy live and arousing events in the years ahead.
You might, for instance, join your fellow patrons in applauding a synthetic dancer's performance, shower her with cryptocurrency while you're halfway around the world, or partake in completely AI-created environments where anything and everything could happen.
Fun for us, but tomorrow's live adult shows could be fantastic for the performers as well, giving flesh and blood humans, artificial companions, or holograms endless possibilities for turning their audiences on.
While a good argument could be made that we may return to what life was like before COVID when it comes to taking in–or putting on–a sexually exciting event, the show will always go on.
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