Published on November 5th, 2018 | by Alan Cross5
Weekly survey: Would you go see a gig starring at hologram? And if so, who would it have to be?
There’s a tech twist to this week’s survey question.
This past Sunday (November 4), there was a concert at the Sony Centre in Toronto starring Roy Orbison. Yes, the man has been dead since 1988, so he role was performed by a hologram. There was a live band with Roy’s hologram out front–and the ghostly image even interacted with the band during the show.
This is the question: Would you pay money to see such a show? And if so, who would you want to see?
For example, what if there was a way you could see all four original Beatles perform together again? What about a full Nirvana reunion with a hologram Kurt out front? Or perhaps you’d like to mix and match, creating a band of dead superstars performing together? What if there was a way to see Michael Jackson perform with James Brown?
The technology is here and it’s getting better all the time with more deceased performers’ estates jumping on board. Meanwhile, artists who are still alive are thinking “Great. Now I have to compete with dead people.”
What are your thoughts on this? Let me know in the comments section below.