Japan has given the world pretty much everything they need – insane pop, insane pornography, and now insane pop stars. Crazy because they’re not even real – they’re holograms.
That’s right, holographic pop stars. They’re selling out stadiums all across Japan. Pop stars that aren’t even real. And I know some kind of precedent has been set for this before, with the Gorillaz in the UK and Britney Spears in the U….wait what? She’s not a hologram? She’s a real, breathing person. Dear Lord, her kids must be so terrified, for years thinking that their mother was the product of some futuristic hillbilly manufacturing techno company. The same sort of company that spawned Rednex’s hits in the mid-90’s. Anyway, this is a rambling digression. Hatsune Miku is not a real person. But for some reason, she’s on tour with a real live touring band.
Even though she’s a hologram created by Crypton Future Media. And a gigantic hologram. She’s already amassed a following of hundreds of thousands of fans, and if media companies get their way, this is the way every US pop star would turn out. Seriously, computers are already singing our music, if they’re actually our pop stars, it’s only a stone’s throw away to the robot uprising.