Holocaust Veterans' Stories as Holograms
USC's Shoah Foundation, an institute founded by Steven Spielberg, has created a new technology that purports to bring intergenerational storytelling and the oral tradition to "preserve the testimony" (or deliver the scripts) of selected Holocaust veterans.
New Dimensions in Testimony lets any visitor "ask questions" of a hologram of a Holocaust veteran, and it purportedly creates the feel of a normal conversation. Each actor (veteran) was interviewed for a week and asked over 5000 questions to create the database of responses. Voice-recognition software parses the questions and offers up answers.