Thanks to technological innovation
another modern-day first has been accomplished:
a citizens’ hologram protest staged in Madrid, Spain.
(image from twitter.com):
Hologram protestors against the Citizen Safety Law
A bit of background
In December 2014,
the lower house of the Spanish Parliament, Madrid
passed a new Citizen Safety Law which will make it illegal for Spanish citizens:
to assemble for peaceful protest in front of government/public service buildings
to insult a police officer
to refuse to show identification papers
when instructed to do so by police authorities.
In addition, there will be a 600 euros fine imposed
for showing a lack of respect to uniformed police personnel.
The law which comes into effect, commencing July, 2015
has ignited a concerted outcry in Spain
and throughout the European Union (EU) community.
Local dissenters have dubbed appropriately, the new government directives-
“The Gag Law”.
To make their outrage known while working within
the confines of the law’s restrictions,
local organisers and their international supporters
created and staged a hologram demonstration.
On Friday, 10 April 2015
the ghost-like images of hologram protesters
‘marched’ in front of a Spanish parliament building.
The irony of the situation was abundantly evident.
A technological/political first
Hologram protesters in Madrid, Spain
The future of hologram presentations ?
Consideration of the use of such technology intrigues.
a hologram runway show?
a hologram university lecture?
a hologram music concert/festival?
Holograms in lieu of actual beings: of preference and/or of necessity-