Could 3D Holograms Be The Next Big Thing At Concerts?
Although its not the music we play, I was floored by video of the hologram of late rapper Tupac Shakur at this year's Coachella festival. It got me wondering if holograms could be the next big thing.
Shakur was killed in 1996, 16 years later AV Concepts used their holographic technology to make a life-like Shakur appear on stage. The company used three 13 by 30 foot screens to create the image, and many people said it looked like he was really there.
Rappers Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre say they are considering incorporating the Tupac animation in to their shows. It makes you wonder what this could mean for the many rock acts that have lost a member of their bands.
Imagine Freddie Mercury back on stage with Queen, a young Jim Morrison with The Doors, or (the one I really have my fingers crossed for) Kurt Cobain back on stage with Nirvana.
On MTV.com, Veteran manager Danny Goldberg (who has worked with Nirvana, Led Zeppelin and Sonic Youth to name a few) said the technology would have be used just right. Otherwise it could end up being cheesy and over used.
The technology also doesn't look perfected yet. For instance, at some points it looks like Tupac is performing on a treadmill. But remember, at one point, Super Mario Brothers was mind blowing technology.
So what do you think? Which rock acts would you love to see 'resurrected' with hologram technology?