Whoa. Here's a mega-popular pop star in Japan... and she's a hologram.

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  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Check out the video.

    http://bit.ly/9txnVA

    Wacky in a "only in Japan" kinda way, but this is really incredible technology.
     
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  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    That could be one of the saddest things I've ever seen.
     
  4. Disc Golfer macrumors 6502a

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    It's no more "sad" than people watching television or reading fiction. It's funny the hologram has a human band.. I've never seen it live but this technology, if it looks right, has huge potential not only with pretend music stars such as in the link but with augmenting live performances of actual musicians.
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Sharon Apple from Macross Plus comes to mind, and somehow, I'm not surprised.
     
  6. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    The tech is impressive, but I'm with rdowns here - it's strange watching people get so amped up over a recording. It's like showing a DVD of a Stones concert in a movie theater, and seeing people go bat-s*** crazy when Mick Jagger 'takes the stage'.

    For me at least, the whole point of going to a live concert is to see a live concert. Maybe I'm just old. ;)
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I knew it was Miku without clicking the link but Macross Plus came to mind first when seeing this thread.
     
  8. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    Count me in the "not particularly surprised" group. J-Pop is as image-driven as American pop, perhaps even more so. Don't get me wrong, I do like some Japanese music; Kotoko's "Re-sublimity" is in my iTunes library's Top 100 by play count.

    Korean pop was the big thing in Asia for a while (1998-2004), but "K-pop" appears stuck in the Backstreet Boys/NSync era. Maybe holograms could revive classic K-pop groups like H.O.T., whose members (especially Moon Hee Jun) often had outrageously shaped hair that would lend itself well to a stylized 3-D imaging.

    This hologram thing has been tried in Western pop music, most notably with a "live" duet between Madonna and Gorillaz, if I remember correctly.
     
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    Yeah the Gorillaz are great. Have all the albums. The second is my favourite. Go Dangermouse :D
     
  10. tkermit macrumors 68040

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    Agreed. Seems quite depressing to me. Of course, she's only marginally less "authentic" than your typical pop singer.
     
  11. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    When the technology evolves to the point that the holographic character can interact with a live audience member in 3-D, such as looking a fan directly into the eyes and asking if he/she can come down and sing to that fan, THEN I might go to a holoconcert. Otherwise, yeah, it's like watching a really large music video.
     
  12. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    "She" has one advantage though.

    They can make her Godzilla-sized, for the back rows.

    :p
     
  13. Mac Kiwi macrumors 6502a

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    The music execs will love where this is going. I mean no addicted band members or hissy fits.....They can also have her play in different locations at once if they want.


    Personally I kind of hope it does not take off.
     
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    They must have one hell of an ecstasy supply over there.
     
  15. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    What the........

    You mean that clip wasn't a deleted scene from some dystopian sci-fi movie like "Soylent Green" or "THX 1138"?
     
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    It's official, Japan hates real humans...

    Or maybe our current batch of human stars are just that pathetic and replaceable?
     
  18. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I, uh, just, don't know, ummm, what to say. I don't think my brain can cope with what I saw in that video.
     
  19. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Well, there is no doubt that young, nubile Japanese girls are quite winsome, but the premiss is unrealistic.

    *heavy sigh for being a realist*
     
  20. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Is this a unit of measure??

    It has been said, by others more wise than me, that anything you can't get in your mouth is a waste.

    So let it be with Orientals. :p
     
  21. rprebel macrumors 6502

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    So people are going to a concert that features a hologram...a hologram, and we're watching that performance on devices that fit in our pockets. It's official: We live in the future.
     
  22. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    There are worse things than that....
     
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    We're certainly not living in the present...
     

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