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Posted on 11/06/2008 8:08:18 AM PST by outfield
The mind reels at how news organizations might employ this technology in the future. Will we see holograms of reporters standing outside in hurricanes?
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The problem with the hologram is that there’s no way to know that they’re in the location they say they are. That lady could have been reporting from the next studio for all we knew.
Fake but accurate.
AgitProp (aka AmericanPravda)
At least the Soviet people knew their media was lying to them.
I noticed a couple networks did the hologram thing. NBC nightly news was the other one.
Exactly. Video reporting is no longer acceptable evidence. Welcome to the digital age. Fauxtography 2.0
I saw a video of it and thought it was pretty cool.
That they will no longer have to pay reporters, they can just generate a hologram of a composite reporter.
I really hope they don’t do that. I enjoyed watching stupid reporters standing in a storm, knee deep in water, reporting on how bad it is. Do they actually believe we don’t know what a storm is like?
CGI is within three years of being able to create completely realistic “people.” That will be the end of TV and movie actors and reporters.
I think they are getting ready for when it is no longer practical to take Larry King out of the freezer for an hour each night. Defrosting and re-freezing him must take its toll.
Rev 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
The backgrounds in the Spiderman movies, which were supposed to be a triumph of CGI, were not convincing - let alone the cartoonish CGI of the actors.
It's circa 1969 technology.
It's how the government faked the moon landing and planes flying into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.
< /sarcasm >
Bullhockey. I heard this same claim made circa 1995, that in the year 2000, CGI technology would have advanced to the point that actors could be replaced. It wasn't true then. It's not true now. We've made huge strides but the technology is nowhere near that threshold.
MM (in TX)
They can fake that too, remember the guy standing in shallow water while the reporter was in a boat?
They were thinking the same thing every news organization, sports organization and TV network has been thinking for 30+ years: shiny draws the eye. There’s been a steady increase of graphics, sometimes informative, sometimes pointless, but always eye catching, for quite a long time. A lot of news shows now are living entirely on virtual sets, the desk is fake, the walls are fake, everything except the and maybe the clothes is CGI, and the chair might not actually look like that.
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