Tupac’s hologram performing at Coachella
For those who haven’t heard, a major technological innovation was unveiled this weekend at Coachella (because even hippies need Wi-Fi). Thanks to the genius that is Dr. Dre, mad scientists (probably) got hard to work on constructing a f***ing hologram of Tupac. It was Dre’s vision to make this hologram happen, and in the middle of the California desert, Tupac’s “performance” went off without a hitch. He hit the stage performing his classic “Hail Mary,” among other songs with Snoop Dogg and Dre, and we’re guessing the audience was all:
On one hand it’s like, “Yo, cool, Coachella magicians. You resurrected Tupac (!!!) and allowed hundreds of thousands of fans (and millions via the internet) to witness a once-in-a-lifetime performance by a late iconic rapper.” But on the other hand it’s like, “What does this mean for the future? Am I going to be buying Beatles tickets next summer? Are they finally going to invent a much-needed upgrade to the umbrella, an antiquated and frusrating tool that only I seem to be mad about?” WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Call me a curmudgeon (you wouldn’t be the first), but I kind of want to leave my deceased and respected musicians deceased and respected. Total round of applause for the crazy math equations these science bros solved to pull this hologram off, but maybe we shouldn’t just start resurrecting musicians like it ain’t no thing. Because I’m not looking forward to trying to find tickets under $700 to see hologram Otis Redding at Madison Square Garden. I don’t even like paying my internet bill. (Why does it cost so much for one wire? What is it even connected to? Magnets, how do they work? Etc.)
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