Another excellent piece! I feel duty-bound as a contrarian to spoil everything!

I think virtual Abba has demonstrated that audiences are happy enough to see a facsimile of their favourite memories of their favourite artists. Is it unforeseeable that Freddie Mercury / Elvis avatars would block book all the venues in the country until there’d be no actual space for human performers to showcase their abilities, emotions or pulses?

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You could be on to something. I saw a thing a while ago that I find comforting. It's a rule of technology that goes along the lines of: 'the older it is, the longer it will last'. So: minidiscs, basically dead. Television, probably still got some mileage.

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