A Dawn of Porn
Nowadays, there is a very dangerous threat that is destroying our marital and social relationships and ruining the lives of men and women, boys and girls all over the world. It's an "Epidemic Attacking Human Dignity". This issue is pornography. Pornography has been there long ago before video or even photography as Rome is the birthplace of pornography since the sixteenth century and by this century, it arrived and exploded in a big way but the new technologies have altered the ways such images are presented. Technology has brought pornography straight to people starting from public cinemas to video stores. It moved from DVDS and digital TVs and the invention of the digital camera to the internet which is accessible anywhere and anytime. So what is pornography? In its original meaning, pornography literally means "writing about prostitutes" from the Greek "porne" (prostitute) and graphein (to write) and was defined as any work of art displaying the life of prostitutes. The very definition of pornography now is subjective so it's anything that can be considered as unacceptable according to the common beliefs of the society. As pornography has found its way nearly to every home, this paper focuses mainly on the new wide-spread epidemic of pornography, which is attacking the Egyptian society severely and fiercely. Pornography is driving technology nowadays that brings it straight to each home. It started in public cinemas, video stores, DVDs and digital TVs that brought it directly to each home because people want porn without anyone knowing about it. Dario Betti, an analyst at London-based digital media consultancy Ovum, says: 'Like it or not, pornography drives each new, convenient visual technology, and 3G, which combines powerful new media applications, will be no different.' Projectors were popular because they contributed in displaying a large pornographic content rapidly. In the 1970s, the rival Betamax system and the VHS were introduced and the war of video formats began and the pornography industry has contributed in deciding which of the two blue-laser DVD formats will be the winner. DVD players, unlike video tapes, the users can skip or pause to view their favorite scenes and helped in viewing pornography in a more accessible format. Pornography is available also on TV through the pay-per-view cable or satellite TV movie channel. Pornographers have perfected technology for an entirely different purpose. Furthermore, there is "the internet" which has the greatest contribution in making pornography more affordable, more accessible and more anonymous among men, women and even children. 'Porn started in cinemas - very public. It then moved into video stores - more discreet. DVDs and digital TV took it direct into the home. And the internet means you can get it anytime, anywhere. The more private it becomes, the more comfortable consumers feel, particularly women. They enjoy it more, so they buy it more.' explains Malcolm Hutty, general director of the Campaign against Censorship of the Internet in Britain. For many, the internet is their favorite destination to view pornography. Since the internet was first launched, the words "sex" and "porn" have been the most common words in the search engines. Nearly 12% of internet websites are porn websites and 35% of downloads are of pornographic content. Statistics on usage showed that porn industry worth nearly $2.84 billion a year. Despite the fact that the internet has altered our lives, pornography is one of its greatest disadvantages as millions of pornographic photos, videos and other X-rated materials are easily accessed by adults, teenagers and even children. In addition to the mobile 3G technology is being led by porn industry. 3G phones enable using the internet and as the word "sex" is the most popular search word online, these mobiles are the best way to sell 'sex'. The operators of mobile phone...
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