If you watched some Japanese anime movies and series from the 90′s you may know Macross Plus in which (among other stuff) Sharon Apple, a virtual holographic idol singer was giving huge concerts for a totally crazed audience.
Like many other things that were imagined in those mangas or anime (if you’re a UberGeeek reader you may have seen some crazy robots already), they did it! Yes, the japanese have this amazing ability to take anything straight out from a manga writer or an anime screenwriter’s head and make it happen.
Its (her?) name is Hatsune Miku and « she » is a real j-pop star, selling out concerts with real people buying real tickets to watch and to listen to a 100% synthetic « artist ». Real time generated 3D projected on a real stage using a holographic display setup, even « her » voice is generated using Yamaha’s Vocaloid voice synthesizer software.
Awesome, amazing and scary at the same time…
Watch out, Lady Gaga! You may lose your job sooner than expected!