Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rapper Tupac Shakur performs "live"

[WARNING: Funky Music with Explicit Lyrics]

Tupac Shakur, dead since 1996, emerges as "2.0 Pac," a hologram at this year's Coachella Music Festival. I'm likin' the gangsta funk, but really, this is the future. We won't be watching stuff on flat screens anymore. We'll be watching "live." We'll be watching all our favorite music artists of years past. The hosts of "The 404" podcast present to me a really compelling excuse to get on this technology as soon as it becomes affordable: I can watch Kurt Cobain and Francis Magalona perform again.  Next thing you know, we'll be in class with our (holographic) teacher right there in our living room giving us lectures and not needing to take bathroom breaks. No more video chats, just holographic chats. Our smartphones will display the person we're talking to from another planet in 3D hologram, ala Star Wars.  The possibilities are exciting. My prediction is... 2025, this goes mainstream.

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