Riding on the success of the Tupac “hologram” and the upcoming Freddie Mercury hologram, Bill Murray shows off his brand new Bill Murray banjo-playing hologram.
On the last day of the Coachella music festival in southern California, Snoop Dogg got one more chance to perform alongside Tupac Shakur. But they didn’t have to exhume Tupac’s bones to make the appearance, they just had to use holographic technology. I don’t know, a zombie Tupac would have also been cool.
Yesterday, we showed you the mind controlled TV set OF THE FUTURE from Haier, and today we’ve got this spiffy virtual holographic television set from TCL. Screw wearing 3D glasses… this TV set offers up a 3DS-like inset holographic glasses-free TV, so it’s like having all your porn in a little living shadowbox.
Right now, holograms are cool and all, but they’re just able to re-create the shape of an object and not its real color. The current approach to making holograms is to take white light to capture the interference pattern of an object an get images from several angles, reflected off silver film. But scientists in Japan can do one better.
One of the biggest new pop stars in Japan isn’t a piece of Japanese jailbait, nor is it even some robot. It’s a 3D hologram named Hatsune Miku, and as you can tell from the videos below, Japan’s gone stupid crazy for Hatsune and her digital ass. She does have nicer hair than Gorillaz, so there’s that.