Are celebrity memorial holograms weird or cool??
Whether you're ready or not, there will be a Whitney Houston hologram coming to a venue near you on a future worldwide tour, thanks to billionaire Alki David and his companies Hologram USA and FilmOn Studios.
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With the permission of Houston's estate, FilmOn has created a hologram version of the late singer, allowing fans who have never seen her to get a glimpse of what Whitney was like on stage — and allowing those who have watched her perform to see Houston one more time, if only via technology.
David said of Houston and his company's decision to produce the hologram:
"I was heartbroken when Whitney passed away in 2012. The opportunity to help share her spectacular gifts with the world again is exactly what I hoped for when I built the hologram business. We've got technology that's causing a seismic shift in the entertainment industry, and a wonderful partnership withPat Houston and the estate. I'm confident we'll create the ultimate celebration of Whitney's amazing artistry."
The estate is on board with this — or more specifically, Pat Houston is on board with this, and she had this to say about the upcoming hologram:
"It's a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come. I look forward to the partnership."
Well OK then!
What do U guys think — do holograms go too far in preserving somebody who should be left only in memories and on video?! Or is it a cool piece of technology that allows you to reconnect with the past??
[Image via Whitney Houston/YouTube.]
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