Driverless cars – How autonomous driving will impact the porn industry? Or how porn will prevent you from sharing your car!

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When the internet became a mass medium in the mid-90´s people spend their time online basically in three ways:

  1. They downloaded and listened to music
  2. They played games online
  3. They watched porn

The autonomous car will stimulate comparable developments in 2 of the 3 ways outlined above. While customized music is already available in cars via smartphones, games and porn are not! At least not while driving!

The significant potential of gaming as part of in-car-entertainment is known and frequently discussed: See a WEF report from 2015 or a recent article from WIRED. However, somehow all reports and self-claimed experts about autonomous driving seem to miss porn as market segment or valid infotainment use case.

The USD 97 billion global porn industry invests heavily in augmented and virtual reality , but will most likely benefit more from autonomous driving than from any other technology within the next 5-15 years.

By 2025 there will be 20 million autonomous cars driving with solo passengers desperate to spend their newly gained free time. All these widescreen monitors on wheels will be equipped with the latest VR technology headsets and the greatest screen resolution possible. They will have the coziest seats and create a highly customized in-car atmosphere. Cars will have tinted windows, not allowing outsiders to look into what’s going on in the vehicle. What could be more appropriate than to use this unique setting to watch some amazing porn … but wait weren´t we supposed to share our fancy autonomous vehicles with strangers to make mobility-as-a-service the next big thing? Arghh that’s not working … either we take the next gen UBER (shared, autonomous, electric, without complaining drivers and a tyrannical CEO) or we buy the most amazing private mobility experience (private, autonomous, electric, without traces from other drivers and unlimited access to XXX-Netflix).

So what? What impact do these autonomous private rooms on wheels have for customers, OEMs and the porn industry?

Good news for automotive OEMs: The potential of mobility-as-a-service and the estimated decrease in car unit sales could very well be significantly mitigated or even reversed by privacy concerns and the ability to watch porn in private will be one of them!

What’s in for the porn industry? Autonomous porn market potential in 2025: 20 million autonomous cars x 10% share of paid porn vehicles (conservative estimate 😉) x 12 month x USD 25 (monthly subscription fee) = USD 600 million annually, significantly increasing.

What´s in for the customer? A private, cozy environment with huge screen to watch whatever they like! Btw. You could hypothetically watch porn in a next gen UBER, but I´ve some doubts that this will be allowed anytime soon.

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