Research shows that over 28,000 Internet users view porn every second and nearly 40 million Americans have become regulars on adult sites. What does that tell us? Adult entertainment has become an integral kernel of cyberspace. Many consider the porn industry the most overlooked pioneer in the tech world, and rightfully so. From ushering in new digital media formats to popping the cherry of online interaction, the billion-dollar industry has laid the groundwork for some of today's most prominent technologies. As we look back on the passing of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, a law passed to regulate pornographic content on the Web, we touch on how sexploitation penetrated through the high-tech walls to blaze new trails. Take a quick breather from smut surfing and enlighten yourself on the 10 Ways Adult Entertainment Has Enhanced the Tech Industry.

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