|As if this wasn't creepy enough already!|
News Flash: Kurt Cobain is dead. Despite this unfortunate fact, that doesn't mean people still aren't interested in using his likeness to make money! After being polygonally represented in Guitar Hero 5, it seems that the people at Musion Technology, the ones responsible for the hologram performance of late hip-hopist Tupac Shakur, are possibly looking into exploiting more dead musicians. Here's a quote from Sanj Surait of Musion Technology discussing which deceased rock/pop stars he would like to hologramize:
To which I respond with a whole lotta NOPE!
While I'm not exactly a Cobain worshiper, the thought of creating holograms based off ANY deceased musician not only seems gross, but is also incredibly creepy. I don't want to see a life-like hologram of someone who I know has been dead for years walking around haunting me. I also don't like the idea of representing these people while they are unable to say if they support it or not. This whole thing feels like a way for people to capitalize on the deaths of great musicians rather than a sign of respect. It reminds me of when George Lucas bought the rights to a bunch of dead actors and planned on digitally recreating them (which I hear he apparently isn't doing anymore).
However, using hologram technology to show LIVING musicians performing is a whole other story. Serj Tankian from System of a Down brought up this point in an interview with Pulse Radio:
"If the technology is available and we can get away with it, that would be awesome. Then you'd have, like, The Police from one part of the world, you have, you know, U2 from another part or you have African bands and all these people playing from different parts of the world on the same stage without being there."
This is a great idea! Not only will this allow bands to play from wherever they are, they also can decide if they want to be a part of it since they are still alive. Hopefully this technology can be used for good instead of evil, the greatest of which being Elvis performing with Justin Bieber. I'm pretty sure the King would roll in his over-sized grave if that happened.