If you have seen the older Star Wars movies, you probably remember the scene where Princess Leia delivers her plea for help via a hologram that was projected courtesy of R2-D2. Back then technology like that was the stuff of dreams, and apparently science fiction movies too, but fast forward a couple of decades later, holographic technology is no longer a concept that is in a galaxy far, far away. In fact recently the Turkish Prime Minister delivered a speech via hologram as he was unable to make the trip himself.

Speaking via hologram, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan delivered a speech to the people living in the city of Izmir where he appeared as a 10-foot tall projection which might seem pretty imposing. This was because he was unable to make the trip due to a party meeting in the western Turkish city, but based on the reaction of the crowd who were cheering, it seemed like the speech was a success. Like we said this is not the first time that holographic images have been used. In fact it was back in 2012 that hip-hop artists, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, performed live with a holographic image of Tupac Shakur. It was also in 2012 that Indian politician Narendra Modi delivered a speech himself in holographic form. Pretty cool stuff, huh? We wonder what sort of events we might expect in the future that would use holographic images.

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