Now World Leaders are Giving Speeches via Hologram

By Jamie Condliffe on at

When Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan couldn't make it to the city of Izmir last Sunday to give a speech, he wasn't too bothered—because he decided he'd give his presentation by hologram instead.

In front of a crowd of thousands, a 10-foot hologram of Erdoğan appeared to talk about upcoming municipal elections and corruption. While holograms remain a quirky-but-cool subculture of visual arts, they've recently seen a resurgence and been employed for entertainment purposes.  [YouTube via Verge]