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Un holograma del legendario rapero Tupac Shakur apareció sobre el escenario del Festival Coachella para interpretar un par de tracks junto a Snoop Dogg y Dr Dre.

En un estético tributo a uno de los raperos más influyentes de las últimas décadas, y cuyo misterioso asesinato cimbró el mundo de la música hace quince años, el fantasma de Tupac Shakur regreso a este plano, materializado gracias a tecnologías de proyección holográfica. Durante el acto de sus ex colegas, Snoop Dog y Dr Dre, en el festival Coachella, el buen Tupac apareció para revitalizar el trío e interpretar 2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted y Hail Mary.

Tupac Shakur came back from the dead as a hologram at Coachella
Given that we live in an era when Japanese pop groups build synthetic singers using preexisting members’ facial features, this shouldn’t be all that surprising. At the Coachella Music Festival last night, Tupac Shakur — who has been dead for almost 15 years — was resurrected last night by means of an unnervingly realistic hologram. The rapper performed “2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted” and “Hail Mary” alongside not-deceased stage mates Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.

To make matters all the weirder, the digital Tupac greeted concertgoers at a festival that didn’t even exist when he died. I can see this kicking off some newfangled touring trends as our century progresses. Why see the wheezing cybernetic body of Keith Richards play an arena when you can watch digital facsimiles of all of the Rolling Stones circa Beggars Banquet? And Ticketmaster will still be charging a king’s ransom in quatloos* for that stupid service charge.

*Similarly, I posit that starships someday will be equipped with helpful, medically trained holomatter constructs of 2pac, not unlike the Doctor from Voyager.