Holograms Could Be the Future of Political Fundraising

Holograms Could Be Used to Help Politicians CampaignPolitical fundraisers could soon be looking to the great politicians of the past and the exciting technology of the future to take political fundraising to another level.

The recent appearance of Tupac Shakur in hologram form at a Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg concert at a music festival Coachella this year, shocked fans and the video of the long-dead rapper on stage became a global phenomenon.

Now, some are asking, what if this hologram craze made its way into politics?

A lesson in history might just be in our future.

Digital Domain Media Group, the company that brought Tupac back to life, is teaming up with the company that owns Elvis’s brand to produce a series of virtual Elvis replicas for several entertainment projects.

But never mind dead rock sensations. Imagine the possibilities, if Republican candidate could bring Ronald Reagan up on stage with them using a hologram. Those too young to ever have seen him in person would flood political rallies just to get a glimpse of the spectacle.

What if Democrats could resurrect John F. Kennedy? Old speeches could be revived, and the photo opportunities would be priceless.

The entire process, according to New Scientist, is based on a 19th century magic trick, Pepper’s ghost, that makes virtual images appear live on a stage.

Numerous articles quote the Tupac hologram’s cost to be between $100,000 and $400,000, not a huge expense in the political campaign arena.

For now, one live politician on the stage will have to do. But the future may be changing for campaigns and politicians.

Surreal, but the possibilities are endless.

About Pete Strom

Defending criminal charges including drug crimes, DUI, CDV, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, computer crimes, money laundering, and juvenile crimes, Pete also handles Federal and State investigations. Representing individuals in Civil Matters including Class Actions, Personal Injury, Qui Tam Actions, Defective Products, Nursing Home Neglect, and Professional Licensing Defense cases. Joseph Preston “Pete” Strom, Jr., the managing partner at Strom Law Firm, L.L.C., has been fighting for justice since 1984.

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