Selena's sister wants you to know the hologram they're creating of her is not bizarre.
Except it is, but the Quintanilla's heart is in the right place. They want the happiness Selena brought people through her music to live on, and a hologram named "Selena The One" will attempt that.
“By no means is this something that’s creepy or weird,” Selena's sister Suzette told Billboard in a new interview. “We think it’s something amazing. A lot of the new fans that did not get to experience what Selena was about hopefully will be able to get a sense of her with this new technology that’s going to be coming out.”
She adds “it’s not about replacing Selena in any shape, way or form; it’s just something to help her legacy continue growing.”
As BreatheHeavy previously reported, the technology is created by Acrovirt, who says they are using "detailed individual personalized functions spanning the mind, brain and body, the individual’s Digitized Human Essence will autonomously learn and react on behalf of its human counterpart’s."
"Selena The One" will collaborate with current (alive) artists creating new songs together before taking them on tour in 2018. Though Suzette declined to divulge any new details about upcoming songs, she did say “it’s about being able to see Selena sing again, for example, doing the ‘Dreaming of You’ music video and it’s her.”
“I’m excited at the fact that she will be the first-ever and the fact that she’s a Latina makes it even more awesome,” says Suzette, adding that the technology is “so interesting and mind-blowing that we just felt as a family that this is definitely something we’d want them to do with Selena.”
The family declined to work with the tech company who devised the Tupac hologram because it wasn't real enough.
“People don’t realize how fast technology is moving,” she added. “This is something that we’re building for another two to three years, so when 2018 comes around they’ll be like, ‘Oh, OK, we get it.’”