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Trek-like Hologram Makes TV Appearance

By T'Bonz
November 6, 2008 - 6:39 AM

It's no longer necessary to be interviewed in a certain location, instead one can be "beamed in" via hologram from distant places.

As reported by Dailypress.com, Capitol Hill correspondent Jessica Yellin, in Chicago for the Barack Obama rally, was able to speak to CNN's Wolf Blitzer as if she were in the CNN studio via a holographic projection.

Yellin was filmed in a specially constructed tent, so that there was no interference from other people around her. She explained the technology behind the hologram to Blizter, saying that it involved thirty-five HD cameras.

Another person joined CNN during coverage of the election returns. Performer and Obama supporter Will.I.Am appeared via hologram beamed to the CNN studio to speak with Anderson Cooper. ""Let's see if we can beam him in now," said Cooper, as the image of the performer appeared. Cooper went on to say that "It looks exactly like in 'Star Trek' when they would beam people down. That's what it looks like right here."

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