Hologram Of Ralph Waldo Emerson Delivers Commencement Speech


The hologram of Emerson College’s founder made an appearance at the class of 2017’s commencement. During the ceremony, the hologram talk of his memories of the college and provided wisdom for the graduating seniors.

“I recall when I founded the college in 1880- two years before my death at the age of 76, according to Wikipedia. Times have certainly changed. Back in the 1880s, the Union Savings Bank Building’s sole purpose was banking, the MPR had a single purpose, and social media was big- but not quite huge yet,” recited the a three-dimensional image of the old man formed by the interference of light beams. “After all this time, however, this remains the only comprehensive college or university in America dedicated exclusively to…”

At press time, the image speaker looked down at its also holographic note card after an awkward pause to sound out the last part of the speech.

“…communication and the arts in a liberal arts context.”

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