Actors are digitally preserving themselves to continue their careers beyond the grave
Being a dead actor/singer doesn’t mean anymore you have to stop working:
Some actors and movie studios are buckling down and preparing for an inevitable future when using scanning technology to preserve 3-D digital replicas of performers is routine. Just because your star is inconveniently dead doesn’t mean your generation-spanning blockbuster franchise can’t continue to rake in the dough. Get the tech right and you can cash in on superstars and iconic characters forever.
I’ll be honest: I’ve no idea how to feel about this. I can see the reasoning behind scanning and preserving actors for legitimate purposes1 but I won’t be surprised when (not if) some of those scans are leaked to seedy underground porn producers. If you think Rule 34 is bad now, you just wait.
- For the sake of the argument, let’s assume that, for example, creating a new hologram tour of late singer Amy Winehouse (done by her management) is a legitimate purpose. [return]