Tejano Music Star To Tour As A Hologram

The sister of slain Tejano singer Selena has reassured fans they won’t be “freaked out” by a new project featuring the hologram of her late sibling because the technology is amazing, states hollywood.com.

The project is being called “Selena the One,” states CNN.

Selena the One “will release new songs and videos, will collaborate with current hit artists, and aims to go on tour in 2018,” said a statement on Selena’s Facebook page.

The sister, Suzette Quintanilla, has given her blessing to plans for the live show that will feature the image of Selena, who was killed 20 years ago.

According to hollywood.com, Quintanilla is convinced fans will love the tasteful technology.

She tells Billboard.com, “By no means is this something that’s creepy or weird. A lot of the new fans that did not get to experience what Selena was about hopefully will be able to get a sense of her with this new technology that’s going to be coming out.”

Suzette reveals she and her family members were approached last year (2014) by bosses at Acrovirt, a company that specializes in a technology called Digitized Human Essence – hologram technology.

Selena’s sister adds, “It’s not about replacing Selena in any shape, way or form. It’s just something to help her legacy continue growing.”

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Julian Assange / Wikileaks Hologram

Julian Assange used hologram technology to appear on Sunday for a speech at The Nantucket Project, a Massachusetts conference similar to “TED” talks.

The 43-year-old Australian native has been able to speak at several events from his “house arrest” thanks to Skype, but Sunday marked the first time he has appeared as a hologram. He is still living under “diplomatic asylum” at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

The hologram event was organized from inside the embassy by London-based British billionaire Alki David, whose company Hologram USA owns the technology which made the transmission possible.

Documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki interviewed Assange at the project.