Holograms go mainstream, with future full of possibility

Pulse Evolution’s John Textor, pictured (R) with CEO Frank Patterson, said it was critical to design real shows, not just to rely on holograms. (Source: Yahoo News)

From Yahoo News: [Jupiter Island’s ] John Textor, chairman of Pulse Evolution, has plenty of other ideas in store for the technology … He hopes to “reinvent karaoke” by letting amateur crooners perform with their favorite singers.

Textor also sees great possibilities for video games by allowing players to create virtual doubles. “We’re working with gaming companies to bring them out of the stone age,” he said.

“I don’t believe in digital performance concerts. By the time you get to the third song, you’re done. The novelty is gone,” Textor said in an interview.

Textor sees concerts not as an end in themselves but as one application for virtual reality.

Digital Domain, the company he ran from 2006 to 2012, made its name in cinema and won several Oscars, most notably for 2008’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” in which the hero, played by Brad Pitt, ages backwards.

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