Google Glasses have been welcomed with open arms by the porn industry, keen on utilising its high-quality video
Google Glass has been welcomed with open arms by the porn industry, keen to use its high-quality video

The porn industry is planning to use Google Glass specs to produce X-rated films.

The adult film industry wants to utilise the eyewear for point-of-view (POV) shots, high-quality video - and the potential for hands-free use.

Google Glass is worn just like an ordinary pair of specs, and allows users to take videos and pictures from a first-person perspective and upload them directly to the internet.

"To really know their full potential, we'll need to get a pair to play around with, but we're already dreaming up ways to use the glasses to get shots (sex-related and otherwise) that just aren't feasible using a traditional camera setup," said Q Boyer, spokesperson for Pink Visual, an adult film company.

"Obviously a device that allows you to shoot high-quality video in a truly hands-free fashion will make shooting POV porn that much easier," Boyer told Xbiz.com.

But there are fears that amateur porn makers will cash in on the device, using them to make home-made videos, and cutting out the industry professionals.

Porn actress Missy Martinez warned that Google Glass could lead to a rash of 'gonzo-style' movies from amateurs who lack artistic values or integrity.

"Google Glass opens up new opportunities for reality-based films," said Peter Acworth, CEO of San Francisco-based Kink.com, one of the country's largest internet fetish porn companies, according to Biz Journals.

"You could film picking up someone at a bar and taking them home, for example," he said. "It takes the whole genre of POV and reality productions one stage further. You'll hopefully get something very authentic."

Some cinemas are concerned that the new technology will make it easier for the public to film new releases and distribute pirate copies.

Cafes and restaurants have said they will ask people wearing Google Glass to remove them when they come into their establishments.

The camera next to the wearer's eye can take photos or video without a red light or a shutter sound to reveal it is recording.

Dave Meinert, the proprietor of the 5 Point Cafe in Seattle, has put up a sign saying: "Respect our customers' privacy as we'd expect them to respect yours."

According to Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Google Glass will probably hit the market in 2014 and cost $1,500 (£988). 

Although the tech company has not commented on the use of their latest gadget in the porn industry, Google's chairman Eric Schmidt once admitted that the aim with technology like Google Glass was to "go right up to the creepy line and not cross it".