WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - In 1996, Rapper Tupac Shakur was shot to death, leaving his fans nothing but the memories and the music. Unless of course, there is something else. Confused? You have a right to be.
For years fans have speculated that Tupac lives, and now we learn that he does, just not in the way they ever expected.
The Coachella music festival in California yesterday.:Tupac on stage. A hologram. a digital Tupac created by computers to move and sound exactly like the original. Now this this got me to thinking. Why stop with Tupac Shakur? Why not a virtual James Brown? Or Digital Michael Jackson? I bet you'd pay to see them. I bet a lot of us would.
And why stop with musicians? As the technology gets better--think sports match ups you always wanted to see. Digital Mike Tyson versus Digital Ali is just one example.
On the other hand, someone tweeted during that concert yesterday: "This place just went silent. People are genuinely horrified by the Tupac hologram."
Okay, so using computers to bring back our dead or retired heroes is totally creep. But Let's Be Real if we know anything about technology, it's totally going to happen.