I fully admit that the Holograms would run into some tough times if they had to replace lead singer Jem with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. But Wolf does have thing up on Jem?an actual hologram machine, which CNN used to needlessly beam people appearance in at a cost which was surely significantly greater than a dual camera/screen set-up, or flying them to NY and just standing in CNN’s HQ.
I wonder if the hologram’s blue outline is a subtle nod to Star Wars, or if blue is just the natural color of hologram technology. Either way, take a look?you’re seeing the eventual future of media there, including movies, videogames and hardcore pornography.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.