In 1991, Natalie Cole made headline news when she recorded the song “Unforgettable” along with her father, who had passed away years before. He was not only on the sound track, but with the advances in technology, was present in the video as well. It’s now 2014 and technology has continued to advance in the form of real-life appearing holograms. This technology first debuted in prime time in 2012, when a hologram of the late Tupac Shakur was used at the Coachella music festival, to the absolute thrill of Tupac fans.
The present exclusive licensee of the hologram patent, Alki David, and his company FilmOn are no strangers to controversy or lawsuits. In fact, FilmOn, which streams live television to its paying customers, has been sued by every major television network, including CBS, Fox, NBC and ABC for copyright infringement. He settled the lawsuits related to his live TV streaming and has now moved on to hologram technology. In fact, he initially proposed to bring back Amy Winehouse in hologram form to perform with Flo Rida as one of the first shows.