Last night’s Coachella Music Festival is probably the most popular music oriented news story to hit the press today. That excitement is thanks to the virtual resurrection of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur. He posthumously returned to the stage alongside his former Death Row Records label mate, Snoop Dogg to perform a medley his Gasta Rap classics “Hail Mary”, and the song he shared with Snoop, called ““2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted”.
This was accomplished with help from the same advanced broadcasting and projective technology that was first seen by most on election night of 2008. TV viewers will remember its use from when CNN’s Anderson Cooper memorably talked fluently with a face to face hologram of Black Eyed Peas’ frontman, Will I Am, who was projectively beamed into the studio. Clearly , the primary difference between the two occasions, is the fact that Tupac’s version was obviously a modified pre-recording from a performance that was tapped in the 90s. However, this is clear proof of a communicative technical capability, that will soon become common place, and therefore revolutionize the commissions industry as a whole.
This is literally something straight out of Star Wars. 3D video projecting “telephones” can’t be far behind. It is awesome that music could play such an introductory role in this phenomenal technology. We can’t wait to see what’s next. This is truly exciting. Watch the video below and see for yourself.
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A Projection of Tupac Shakur Performing at the Coachella Music Festival
Anderson Cooper Talks Hologram Technology Featuring Will I Am In Post 08 Election Discussion
Example Of Hologram Technology Creatively Inspired By
Star Wars: The Empir Strikes Back
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