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Campaigning Via Hologram Is Coming to the U.S.

Narendra Modi pictured during a live '3D hologram' telecast in Mumbai on April 14
Narendra Modi pictured during a live '3D hologram' telecast in Mumbai on April 14Photograph by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP via Getty Images

Several months after Narendra Modi rode a hologram-enhanced wave to electoral success in India, the groundwork is being laid to create virtual versions of Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, and anyone else who wants to campaign for office via hologram.

HologramUSA, a company claiming the U.S. rights to the technology that created the Modi holograms in India, has opened an office in Washington, D.C. Its first step, of course, was to hire a lobbyist. Hologram’s man on the ground is Jeffrey Taylor, of U.S. Government Relations International, who served as chief of staff for former Republican Representative David McIntosh.