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We are free to believe what we believe

Scribes contributing to the Rust have previously offered their opinions upon perception and reality as we find these in the world – whether the subject be ‘fake news’, politics, or the prospect of great movie or music stars being resurrected years after their death and having new hologram careers alongside other real actors and musicians. Reference has been made to the quirky age-old theory that not only is life but a dream and that our dreams are in fact reality.

I even seem to remember one columnist positing that in the not-too-distant future it would be possible for a young actors to ‘clone’ themselves as a holograms in their twenties … and then retire, go off and spend the rest of their lives doing something altogether different, or indeed (at their election) nothing at all, whilst the royalties helpfully roll in from their hologram versions’ never-ending careers to pay for everything, including no doubt the lives of their future, yet-to-be-born, descendants.

After all, if something is technically/practically possible, what’s not to like about it?

Come to think of it, why doesn’t the Government set up a scheme allowing every UK citizen to clone/hologram him or herself … let the clone/hologram go out into the world and have a career for them … and then live off the proceeds?

How do you know that my piece today has not been composed by either the clone/hologram of myself that I commissioned in the summer of 2016 – and/or indeed a robot with artificial intelligence made in my image? I don’t mean to disrespect them, but I don’t suppose our esteemed editorial board would have noticed if it had!

Just saying …

Which is my way today of drawing Rust readers’ attention of an article by Anna Smith on the degree of expertise and extent of use of CGI-effects in the movie industry that appears today upon the website of – THE GUARDIAN






About Francesca Shawn

A former arts editor of The Independent, over the years Francesca has written for an innumerable list of UK arts and dance magazines. More Posts