The Middle East may not be getting some Google ‘sex specs’ but watch this glass act...here comes "Glance"!
Arabs love sex too! MENA has issued their own Google Glass via Glance - 'a product of Middle Eastern ingenuity' (image courtesy of Chipchick.com)
With Google Glass not available in the Middle East, tech users in the region will miss out on another “exciting” service the gadget could offer in the near future: to watch love-making the way your partner in bed sees it.
Sherif Maktabi, a Lebanese designer at London’s Central Saint Martins art college has developed an app called Glance, also referred to as the “Sex with Glass” app that “let’s you see two different perspectives, seamlessly. It changes the way you experience something personal,” according the app’s website glassandsex.com.
Live streaming is the keystone of Sex with Glass. “See what your partner can see. … Just say ‘OK glass, it’s time’ and Glass will stream what you see to each other. And if you feel like stopping everything, just ask: ‘OK glass, pull out,’” Maktabi said, according to the Guardian.
The Lebanese developer said the idea came to him with a simple question: “How can we make sex more awesome with Google Glass?”
“Some people find what we do repulsive,” Maktabi says. “But a lot of other people – and I am basing this from the emails we are getting online – really desire to try this. People have fantasies, desires and needs. It’s personal,” Maktabi added.
Users can also control the atmosphere in the bedroom, including the lights and music, by for exampling adding a virtual Kama Sutra.
But with no plans to make Google Glass available in the Middle East, potential users in the region are likely to miss out on the sexual experience the gadget could soon bring with Glance, which in itself is the product of Middle Eastern ingenuity.
“Google Glass has not been launched in the Middle East and we currently have no plans to launch Google Glass in MENA,” Maha Abouelenein, Google’s head of communications for the Middle East and North Africa, told Al Arabiya News.
“Sex with Glass” is expected to be launched as an iPhone application next month, potentially making available an alternative to the Google Glass version – albeit without the “specs appeal.”
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