Credits to whatever started this new trend are given to the Tupac Shakur Hologram performance at the Coachella Festival in 2012. [Watch the video here] People stood in awe as the late rapper performed alongside Snoop Dogg onstage. It had headlines and onlookers wondering which deceased icon could be "resurrected" next.
How does it work? Well, here's a quick science lesson:
And it's not just Tupac taking the concert world by storm as a resurrected image. Virtual concerts are pretty popular in the K-pop scene as well. You could see PSY performing the ever-famous K-pop hit Gangnam Style in a digital show onstage in the photo below.
Another famous name in the digital concert world would be an entirely virtual Japanese pop star known as Hatsune Miku has become a hit. She's a computer-generated celebrity loved by many in the Anime community.
Which artist do you think will be featured on the virtual concert stage next?
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