November 4, 2008 will go down as a momentous date in our history, but for me what really stood out was hearing the words “and joining me now via hologram is will.i.am”
As part of their election coverage, CNN made use of holograms to project people from other parts of the country into their studio in New York. This was a really cool, and yet strangely unnecessary piece of technology. Gizmodo does a pretty good job at explaining how it works, but you have to wonder are 35 HD cameras hooked up to 20 computers really necessary to hear what one of the singers from The Black Eyed Peas has to say about the election?
The future is now, and I love it.