Sunday, April 12, 2015

First Proclaimed Hologram Protest in History

About 2,000 angry people took to the streets in Madrid to protest about a "gag law," which makes it illegal to burn the flag and protest outside of parliament. The only thing was they did it in hologram form. The protest was everything a normal protest would be like with people holding signs and chanting. People all around the world sent in 2,000 virtual images to "NoSomosDelito" meaning "We are not crime" in order to put on the hour-long hologram protest. The law will go into effect on July 1. 

This is so cool to me because it literally allows everyone's voice to be heard when they can't even be there to shout for themselves. Even people who the law may not affect can send in virtual images expressing their dislike of the law. This first proclaimed hologram protest is something the policital world could really benefit from, epecially with the 2016 presidential elections coming up. Candidates could possibly show up at your door and speak to you about their platform instead of maintaining that wall between you and the television. It will make it much more personal. 

I also think this is could be a new form of civil disobedience that Martin Luther King Jr. exercised during the 1960s. However, this time it is virtual. It is a refusal to obey certain laws of the govenment and is nonviolent. How can people hurt holograms? They aren't real people. I think holograms would be something to look out for in the near future. They will be everywhere before we know it, like iPhones. 

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