Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hologram Preachers Slated to Appear in Churches

(Photo: Tony Morgan)
Pastor Tony Morgan (right) stands next to a holographic figure.

By Lillian Kwon|Christian Post Reporter

While the dust over beaming preachers on a video screen on multi-site campuses has somewhat settled, the new 3D tool is raising more questions and concerns among some believers.

"Since so many of us in the west are convinced that entertaining pew fodder is critical to advancing 'the gospel' and that only a very few have the necessary gifts to preachertain – this will become the 'perfect' solution," Bill Kinnon, author of A Networked Conspiracy, Social Networks, The Church & the Power of Collective Intelligence, wrote in a recent blog post.

What has Kinnon and many other Christians talking is the holographic technology that music artist Madonna famously used at the Grammy Awards in 2006 and that one company wants to promote in churches...

According to Morgan, pricing on the holographic technology is "coming down quickly to the point that I won’t be surprised if we see this technology implemented in churches within the next 12 months."


Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

This will only work if the preacher looks like Robert Picardo.

Larry Denninger said...

Fr Erik - great comment!

I think wearing the goofy 3-D glasses would be a big distraction.

And what's next? IMAX? Or would it be called IMASS?

Anonymous said...

Father Erik could be holographed everywhere--then everyone could enjoy his most excellent daily homilies :) But, of course--we would keep the REAL thing. Very interesting concept.