Now World Leaders Are Giving Speeches Via Hologram

When Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan couldn't make it to the city of Izmir last Sunday to give a speech, he wasn't too bothered — because he decided he'd give it by hologram instead.

In front of a crowd of thousands, a three-metre hologram of Erdoğan appeared to talk about upcoming municipal elections and corruption. While holograms remain a quirky-but-cool subculture of visual arts of visual arts, they've recently seen a resurgence and been employed for entertainment purposes. [YouTube via Verge]

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