When a dead celebrity is performing on stage during a concert by form of a hologram, it can make things a bit eerie, yet amazing.
According to MSNBC.com, on the third day of the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, Calif., fans were in shock and in amazement that, out of the darkness, a life-like spitting image of the deceased Tupac Shakur appeared. The memorable experience was made possible by a hologram that had Tupac shirtless and tatted up. What put concert-goers in complete awe was when he lifted his arms and yelled “What the (obscenity) is up, Coachella?” MSNBC.com wrote. He performed and did a duet with Snoop Dogg, pacing back and forth onstage.
Needless to say, the idea of bringing dead celebrities “back to life” through holograms is something that most people wouldn’t have ever imagined, and shouldn’t happen through such technological advances. When deceased celebrities are in a way conversing with the crowd, like Tupac did, it can be very strange and might even disturb people.
It’s upsetting when a celebrity passes. Most of the time it is musical artists that create an impact on people, whether it’s through the music they create or the type of person they are.
As much as fans of deceased celebrities would like their musical icons to live forever, they can’t. Yes, the technology behind Tupac coming “alive” for a moment in time is interesting. Still, it’s uncomfortable.
If I was at Coachella and all of a sudden a hologram of Tupac Shakur began interacting with the crowd, it would freak me out.
It’s like seeing a ghost interacting with you. The pictures and YouTube videos of this performance are so real, it’s scary. The interaction, the physical movement and the duet with Snoop Dogg all have the same characteristics of the deceased Tupac.
Does that mean when certain companies, advertisers and concert promoters believe deceased celebrities will fit in great for something else, we’re going to see holograms for a number of the dead?
Technology is already running a big part of our lives, and adding this whole hologram/dead celebrity issue to the equation is just going to make technological advances more uncomfortable.
I’m sure fans of Tupac and concert-goers loved the hologram. It is pretty cool, and it’s a different way to experience a concert but in the same statement, we should think about this: Unfortunately, people pass on, and as much as we miss the person they were and the creativity they possessed, we shouldn’t be using technology to bring them back. It’s unnatural.
Let’s live with who we have with us now. Let’s enjoy the music, movies or whatever it might be.