Unrealistic as it sounds, Whitney Houston, who died in February 2012, will be touring the world next year, thanks to technology. Alki David, I.T specialist and owner of Hologram USA/Filton Studios has seen the future in creating 3D images of dead superstars for the purpose of live performances.
The 47-year old and his team has been working on the hologram of the music icon for a while now and by 2017, the singer’s hologram will host a would tour where she would be performing her songs live.
Whitney Houston’s Hologram
Holography was first introduced in late 1940 by a Hungarian-British physicist, Dennis Gabor. The technique works when a light field, which is generally the product of a light source scattered off objects, is recorded and later reconstructed when the original light field is no longer present. The photographic recording is then used to display a fully three-dimensional image of the holographed subject, which can be seen with the naked eye.
Quite complex, but Whitney Houston has a hologram of herself which will be launched in 2017. Similarly, top legends, Michael Jackson (died 2009) and Tupac Shakur (died 1996) also have holograms of them self. Micheal Jackson’s hologram was scheduled for a tour tagged “Dancing with the dead,” and has been performing in different events including 2014 Billboard Music Awards.
Tupac, after being dead for 16-years, staged a performance during the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif – thanks to his hologram. This incredible invention is absolutely the future of the dead! There is so much optimism that this hologram tour of Whitney Houston, which was first billed to hold in 2016, will be a reality come 2017.
The “I’ll Always Love You Singer” singer dead unexpectedly at the age of 48. She was found dead in a bathtub in her guest room on the eve of the 2012 Grammy Awards, after a long term struggle with hard drugs. Her only child, Bobbi Kristina Brown also died in similar circumstances in July 2015 at the age of 22.
This would be an opportunity for Whitney’s fans to enjoy her performances once again. However, the creator of her hologram confirmed the hologram honour which is set to debut at a US venue.
“I was heartbroken when Whitney passed away in 2012. The opportunity to share her spectacular gifts with the world again is exactly what I hoped for when I built the hologram business. I’m confident we’ll create the ultimate celebration of Whitney’s amazing artistry,” Alki David said.
Whitney’s sister in-law and president of the late singer’s estate, Pat Houston, appreciates the idea of the 3D technology invention. She says it’s a great opportunity for fans of the legend singer to see a reinvention of one of the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come.