Commenter Of The Day: CNN Hologram Edition

Whether you were pleased or displeased with the turnout of the 2008 federal elections, it's hard to ignore the pure ridiculousness that was the CNN Hologram. We remember sitting at a bar asking ourselves if we were watching a holographic Will.I.Am talking to CNN's Wolf Blitzer from Grand Park in Chicago. The answer was yes. In what has to be the best/worst gimmick of an election season obsessed with gimmickry, the CNN crew setup a tent wherein sensors recording a person could project a fake 3D image of the person in the CNN studio. Why? We're not sure. The extra dimension of reporter somehow detracted from the reportage. Do we need to see a CNN reporter's ass? Maybe if it's Anderson Cooper. Today, Daimler announced they were getting a 10% stake in Tesla, a company just as believable as holographic reporters according to Ash78.

Can you imagine Musk saying "No, I can't give you a stock certificate just yet, but I do have several renderings of what they might look like. What's your email address?"


Does this mean Kevin Rose is going to put some pics of the stock certificates online?

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