November 21, 2010

Enter the virtual celebrity

Some mild futureshock for you:


Didn't William Gibson predict this?

6 comments:

Marlin said...

Yep - Idoru.

Elf Sternberg said...

Sorry, George, I can't be shocked by that. I was up late lastnight explaining the difference between a hivemind and a tribemind to my 11 year old.

afuturehead said...

Gorillaz has been doing virtual shows since 2005, so I suppose it's not revolutionary, unless it's also artificial composition.

KevinDV said...

Chuckle- virtual celebrity's were also explored in the fiction and games of the Shadowrun IP (made by FASA) back in the eighties... I think the old Cyberpunk RPG also had them mentioned...

I was only surprised it took so long for one to hit the scene....

ZarPaulus said...

So did Howard Taylor:
http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2000-06-23
http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2000-06-24

Particleion said...

When virtual or "real" doesn't matter anymore how would you know if your in a virtual or "real" reality?