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Why the Michael Jackson hologram isn't actually a ho...

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  • 7 years ago
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Michael Jackson's "performance" as a hologram at last night's Billboard Music Awards caused mixed reactions — and for good reason. But while this might look like the future of posthumous performances, the technique itself is about five centuries old.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/18/5729866/michael-jackson-hologram-at-billboard-music-awards
http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/7/5691714/indian-politician-uses-holograms-to-reach-voters
http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/2/5575636/mia-janelle-monae-perform-live-together-via-hologram-technology
http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/13/2946246/coachella-tupac-nate-dogg-hologram

Written and narrated by Ross Miller. Video production by Billy Disney and Jordan Oplinger.
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