Last week Kotaku announced that a bionic eye had been developed at the University of Washington. Essentially, it's a device similar to a contact lens, which would display a virtual image of anything from the time to the hottest video game. At the end of the article, the writer quips:
Not only would the gaming applications be amazing, but imagine a world where porn is just a blink away!
Of course, it's easy to laugh about the idea of virtual pornography, but it brings up a lot of questions, too. I immediately started thinking about how virtual porn might blur the lines of reality, creating situations that make pleasuring yourself to porn more similar to cheating than masturbation.
I need all of your opinions on this one. If technology can allow a person to be completely immersed as well as interacting with a porn scenario, could that be considered a new form of cheating?