Zev Porat

Monday, February 6, 2017

Image of the "Beast?" French presidential campaign goes high-tech with hologram rally

French far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon appeared to supporters by hologram on Sunday in a technological first for a presidential campaign in France.

Melenchon was speaking in person in the central city of Lyon, but with a click of his fingers, he also appeared to 6,000 supporters in a concert hall 450 kilometres (280 miles) away in Paris.

Despite a slightly muffled voice, the appearance passed off without a technical hitch.

Many in the crowd in the capital clapped and rose to their feet to take pictures with their phones as the hologram of the candidate strode back and forth in jeans and grey tunic as he gave a typically fiery address for over an hour.

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This reminds one of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan who also appeared in hollogram form 

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