Hologram Government (new glossary entry)

2778496300000578-3038317-image-m-45_1429010444507I heard the expression “hologram government” for the first and only time listening today to Tim Kelly interviewing Lance deHaven-Smith. They both laughed and got the reference but I didn’t, and in googling it, all I could come up with was this:

Ahmed Patel Ridicules PM Narendra Modi’s Rule as ‘Hologram Government’

Mr Patel cited PM Modi’s recent visit to Germany, where Mr Patel claimed that PM Modi had a high-level meeting with businessmen to lure them to invest in India, showing them a graphic representation of a ‘Make In India’ logo, a lion made of industrial parts.

“That logo was projected as a three dimensional (3D) holographic animation. You can only see that logo. You cannot touch it or feel it. Similarly, this central government is also a hologram government, which can neither be touched nor felt. It is also hollow from inside, but wrapped in a nice packaging,” Mr Patel said during Gujarat’s Foundation Day celebrations organised by the state unit of the Congress, held at Tagore Hall in Ahmedabad.

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/ahmed-patel-ridicules-pm-narendra-modis-rule-as-hologram-government-759874

I’ll keep my eye out for this expression going forward, but for now, I’m using it to mean a government that is false, deceptive, manipulative and hollow; not real / for show. Perhaps this is the façade we will be permitted to enjoy while the True World Authority takes shape.

Here’s a 1999 Washington Post article about real hologram government, Project Blue Beam (http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Project_Blue_Beam):

When Seeing and Hearing Isn’t Believing

And here’s the latest on hologram technology

Here’s this year’s Honda Super Bowl ad where yearbook pictures come to life. I read speculation that the images are deliberately made to look clunky so people don’t fully realize that totally fake scenes can be created that are made to look real, with real people.

So what you ask? I can’t help recalling the Star Trek Original Series episode Patterns of Force in which a popular ruler (who modeled himself after Hitler for some reason!) was propped up without his consent by a shadow government who used his popularity to maintain the trust of the people. Of course, the possibilities for abuse of this technology are myriad, but any excuse to watch a Star Trek!

Here’s another example of what this technology can be used for – if you think the protests today are astroturf, wait til thye’re holographic!

The world’s first HOLOGRAM protest: Thousands join virtual march against law banning demonstrations outside government buildings in Spain

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3038317/The-world-s-HOLOGRAM-protest-Thousands-join-virtual-march-Spain-against-law-banning-demonstrations-outside-government-buildings.html#ixzz4Y2mCGTN3

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3 Responses to Hologram Government (new glossary entry)

  1. johndjasper says:

    The editor seemed obsessed with Kirk getting flogged 😮

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