Japanese Pop Star Draws Crowds Despite Being a Hologram

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I like j-pop...besides I think there's also anime/manga about her, called Vocaloid :p

also, better then justin bieber...just saying >.>
 

John Funk

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Nightfalke said:
Pop band being holograms?

http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2000-06-23

Thank you Mr. Tayler for devining this 10 years ago!

Also, read the entire webcomic. It will take you a while, but it is super worth it, and don't mind the early art, it gets better, I promise.
WinterOrbit said:
Nightfalke said:
Pop band being holograms?

http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2000-06-23

Thank you Mr. Tayler for devining this 10 years ago!

Also, read the entire webcomic. It will take you a while, but it is super worth it, and don't mind the early art, it gets better, I promise.
Go back another 4 years. William Gibson hit this with Idoru [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idoru].
1994. Macross Plus [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWUb04t6_ws&feature=related].
 

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sailor_960 said:
Oh come on, knowing japanese culture, this doesn't really come as a shock.
Yeah, they're years ahead of our animatronic technology. She totally blows Katy Perryy out of the water.
 

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We're exactly one commandeered prototype drone weapon away from this whole thing turning into the plot of Macross Plus. If someone programs her to sing SANTI-U, I say we nuke Japan from orbit.
 

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first dance bots, and now singing holograms! Japan please use this technology for something... more contributing to the human race.....
 

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Woah this is like some otaku sweet dream, being closer to bring a anime (ok in this case not a real singer) character into reality plain.

Now I think about it, it is one step closer to a real life Cortana (from Halo) and other hologram base characters.
 

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Am I the only one more interested in how the hologram tech works than how weird it is that Japan has holographic pop stars?
 

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Lets just forget that it's a pop singer etc for a second, a lot of the objection seems to include an unvoiced 'how can people find her attractive' for some reason.

I basically see this as another step toward group effort and cooperation displacing talent. I consider that a good thing
 

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im seriously creeped out that people like this. it wasnt even very good, it sounded so synthesized, my mac could sing better.
 

Wes1180

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We make holograms and this is it's first use? Well at least we have holograms :D

Think of hologram games or films... My god
 

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I...what...was...huh...

Yea, "not my thing" is a bit of an understatement. I will admit that the hologram technology looks kinda cool, though....the context it's being used in is incredibly creepy, though. And the actual "music" wasn't very good either.
 

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Not really my kind of thing, but the technology going into this is pretty amazing. Really takes the term "manufactured pop star" to a whole new level.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the Gorrilaz do this first? I remember they appeared on stage as holograms with Madonna at the grammys. And aren't they older than Miku?
 

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I never knew Japan was in the uncanny valley. No wonder the population is dwindling.



Here's a link [http://wasatchecon.wordpress.com/2010/02/21/japans-population-distribution/] to the charts site
 

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It's music ain't to my taste...

But as long as it sounds good, I wouldn't mind a holographic band or something.

I don't need my music to come from living people.

Just don't make it sound so clearly fake.