David Attenborough Is Being Turned Into A Hologram

By James O Malley on at

Great news for anyone worried by the fact that Sir David Attenborough is 90, as Sky has announced plans to turn the world's greatest natural history broadcaster into a virtual reality hologram.

It's all part of a new VR experience called Hold The World, in which users will be able to get their virtual hands on fossils, bones and skulls from the Natural History Museum's collection.

In a canned quote, Sir David said of the project:

"I have enjoyed helping people to discover more about the natural world, and Hold The World offers people a unique opportunity: to examine rare objects, some millions of years old, up close. It represents an extraordinary new step in how people can explore and experience nature, all from the comfort of their own homes and I am delighted to be able to help users uncover some of the treasures the Natural History Museum has to offer in a thrilling new way."

Of course, what we're all secretly also thinking is that if someone is now scanning Sir David to make a 3D hologram model, perhaps this could assuage our worries about his age and help him live forever.

Hold The World will apparently go into production later this year.