Live from the holodeck!
I am not a techno geek but for some reason I keep finding all these technology stories that I feel the urge to share with my readers. Hopefully this will entertain my regular readers…..and generate comments from those among you who have a handle on this technology thing.
Remember all those Star Trek shows and the elaborate scenarios that were played out on their holodecks?
I bring this up because of something I recently read…..
On February 5, political activist Hugo Poidevin attended a rally in Paris to listen to a speech by the French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, a leftist politician with a penchant for cutting edge technology.
But Melenchon was not actually at the Paris rally – at least not in the flesh. He was delivering a speech in Lyon, nearly 400km away.
Poidevin, along with thousands of others, gathered in the French capital, facing an empty stage, in anticipation of what would be a first in French politics.
“Resistance!” the crowd in Lyon chanted, as Melenchon began to speak there.
“Where am I? In Lyon?” Melenchon said, rousing the Lyon audience. He snapped his fingers. “And now, in Paris.”
Is this the future?
It could help all those American politicians that are running like scared rabbits from their townhalls….they could do their thing without having to actually face the people.