It might seem a little strange (or even a bit creepy?), but the holographic technology of today is helping to ensure that some worthy performers truly are eternal.
Thanks to holograms, we've been able to re-live the experience of watching some of the greatest musical performers of all time, long after their passing, including Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, and, soon enough, Whitney Houston.
Pat Houston, Whitney's sister-in-law and executor of her estate, said in a statement that she is in favor of the technological revival of the late singer, who died in 2012. "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," she said. After it debuts online, the hologram is expected to go on tour.
If you're unsure how to feel about this (which is pretty understandable), consider these four major hologram performances in recent history:
Tupac with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at Coachella (2012)
Eazy-E with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at Rock the Bells (2013)
Ol' Dirty Bastard at Rock the Bells (2013)
Michael Jackson at the Billboard Music Awards (2014)