The inconvenient truth is that, for some people, the answer is: "yes."
Prince was one of those people, apparently.
Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl halftime show was rumored to feature a hologram of Prince. Fans rebelled.
The halftime show came, and there was no hologram. During the performance, Prince video was projected on a kind of curtain.
Prince's friend Sheila E. told Entertainment Tonight after the Super Bowl that she personally canceled the hologram idea. "The hologram was weird, and Prince did tell me [to] make sure nobody ever does a hologram [of him] ... He thought it was very demonic and that’s his spiritual beliefs."
(Timberlake and others said nobody planned to do a Prince hologram.)
So Prince thought holograms were "very demonic."
I wrote about the psychology of holograms in a column.
My belief or prediction is that within a decade, most of us will be seeing holograms every day via augmented reality glasses and other technologies. I predict that these will impact our psychology in ways nobody is talking about. Namely, some people will intuitively perceive them as ghosts, apparitions and "demons." The holographic world will "feel" like another dimension, even as our rational minds understand that it's just technology.
In my column, I predicted, for example, that departed loved ones would be memorialized with holograms at gravesites or at the location of death (just like how people today place flowers and little memorials roadside where their loved ones were killed).
These holograms would be psychologically indistinguishable from ghosts, for some people.
There may even be religions that spring up around holographic deities and spirits.
Are we ready for this?