By now I’m sure you’ve all seen the amazing video of the hologram version of Tupac rapping with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg this past weekend at Coachella, or at least heard about it. If you haven’t, I’ve placed it here for your reference. Disclaimer: It probably goes without saying, but the raps in this video are definitely NOT safe for work or fragile ears.
Now that we’ve all seen the video, I think it is important to talk about how amazing this technology is. We have come to a point where we can literally create a live concert experience where the artist performing has been deceased for SIXTEEN years. And the performance itself was very dynamic as well. A member of that audience could easily have mistaken the hologram for a live person. That to me is innovation at its finest. A musician can now live on to reach a whole new generation of fans in a personal and dynamic way, which to me is amazing. I can’t help but imagine a few of the performers I wish I could resurrect via hologram… Here’s a list of a few I would want to see and a taste of what their performance would be like:
while we have him there, we might as well bring back George and reunite the band….
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE RESURRECTED VIA HOLOGRAM?