The Digital Love Industry

Soon, virtual reality is going to crash into our lives in a way we never even imagined. Though dating and masturbating have long been commandeered by the web, it’s only been as a kind of middleman. Now we’re nearing the possibility of falling in love with your computer, as meeting your dream partner could be as easy as slipping on Oculus Rift—the most advanced virtual reality headset in the world.

In Digital Love, VICE investigates how love and sex is faring in the digital age, starting with technology’s notorious bedmate, the adult entertainment industry. We make a pilgrimage to LA’s “Porn Valley” to witness firsthand how virtual reality is scarily close to creating fully interactive porn before heading to Europe’s sex capital, Amsterdam, where the Dutch enthusiastically enlist the use of “teledildonics” to enhance their long-distance relationships.

Along the way we pick apart the digital world’s grip on today’s relationships. Apps and the rise of social media have revolutionized dating, while virtual affairs end real-life romances and online role-playing games have gone X-rated. Finally, we takes a look at a very modern taboo and ask: Can man’s relationship with machine ever translate into real-life intimacy?

19 thoughts on “The Digital Love Industry

  1. Now i’m trying to use software to erase the information on my old pc before donating it. The mouse is not working on the computer. I’ve tried another mouse on the computer and it still will not function. I need to restart my pc in order to begin the disk wiper. Will there be a way of rebooting my computer without a mouse? Thanks so much!.

  2. Hi there! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa? My website addresses a lot of the same topics as yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other. If you happen to be interested feel free to send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you! Superb blog by the way!

  3. I recently began a blog page, and I used to be just wondering how individuals have promoted their particular blogs on the web to get more followers so you usually are just typing to nothing out in the internet?. Oh yeah, and for my blog, I don’t really want my friends to become my fans, unless they will find it on their own. My blog page is about something that most of my friend’s won’t be able to really assist with. (Photography is the main subject).

  4. Hello.. I added a simple slide show on my blog page but i don’t enjoy it and someone told me that the slide show now i am looking meant for is display and i used to be wondering… Any kind of ready display slideshow widgets that i could use? Or in the event that not, will there be a simple way to create a display slideshow to your blogspot?.

  5. Most probably the magazine doesn’t perform deals with every source it reproduces, so, just how does copyright laws law allow them to re-print editorial articles that they will don’t own without paying royalties?.. Also, can this regulation be applied internationally?.

  6. I would like to know how to obtain the CSS code to get rounded sides for my header, post background, and sidebar background! It’s meant for my blogspot blog. MAKE SURE YOU tell me how to get the css code!.

  7. Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

  8. Thank you for some other informative website. The place else may I get that kind of information written in such a perfect manner? I’ve a mission that I’m simply now operating on, and I have been at the glance out for such information.

  9. I use a micro SD card between my laptop and netbook because an external hardrive for my class data files. I often download documents on one pc or the various other without the get in that computer. Is it possible to set my pc up to ensure that when I place my get my pc automatically updates the folder on my removable drive with the folder on my computer?.

  10. I have simply gotten a blog upon blogspot. People comment me personally and I was wondering just how you comment back to all of them without e-mailing or going to their blog..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *