If you thought this election day couldn’t get any more surreal, The USA Today reports that CNN’s election night coverage will include 3D Holograms.
But instead of the split screen or window TV viewers might typically see during live remote interviews, the Obama spokesperson will be projected as a three-dimensional hologram, making it appear as if he or she is in the Manhattan studio with Blitzer. The network plans to conduct similar holographic interviews with representatives from the McCain campaign in Phoenix.
I bet dollars to dreadnaughts that the holograms will appear as translucent, flickering representations of the interviewees, even though it would be just as easy to make them appear solid and corporeal. Star Wars has taught us all that holograms should be wraithlike and wispy.
Update: Here’s an example. It looks so stupid. (Thanks, Richie!)