This week the father of Amy Winehouse announced a world tour in 2019 featuring a “hologram” of his daughter on stage. A digital avatar of Winehouse, who died in 2011 from alcohol poisoning at the age of 27, will “perform” some of her most popular songs in a concert accompanied by a live band, real backup singers and lots of special effects. In a world where thousands of people are already paying to see concerts of a completely fabricated digital personality, it’s not a leap to think they might also be willing to pay to see a holographically resurrected one. If it works, I might finally have that chance to see Michael Jackson perform live that I always regretted missing.
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