Channel 4 gets terminally ill to deliver hologram Ghost messages from beyond the grave
Terminally ill people will deliver messages for their loved ones from beyond the grave using cutting-edge holographic technology in a “television first” for Channel 4. Ghost invites a group of contributors facing their final weeks to record “deeply personal” missives, which will be presented post mortem, by the subjects themselves, in vivid three-dimensional holographic form. US format from A&E The technology allows the terminally ill to “appear as if from beyond the grave to comfort the loved ones they have left behind.” The series format, developed by US broadcaster A&E and British producer Naked TV, has been created in discussion with bereavement specialists. Each contributor will create three or four personal messages, offering “comfort, closure, support and advice that they couldn’t or wouldn’t whilst alive, and encouraging those they love to move forward, heal old wounds, or chase their dreams.” Choose a hologram setting Channel 4 suggests “a husband revealing a dating profile for his wife to encourage her to love again, or a mother leaving annual birthday messages for her children to remind them she will always care for them.”
The messages will be “delivered themselves via their own hologram in a range of settings pertinent to the contents of the message, whether a favourite restaurant or the family living room.” Simon Andreae, format creator and CEO of Naked TV, said: “Death is an inevitable part of the life-cycle, but its finality is often abrupt and heart-rending.” Bereavement experts “Working closely with British psychologists, bereavement experts and holographic technology we’ve created an opportunity to enable some families to see and remember their relative or friend looking and sounding vibrant and healthy in vivid 3D holographic form – delivering a personal message that could only come from them.” The messages will help families “cope with their grief and inspire them throughout their lives.” Jonah Weston, Channel 4 Commissioning Editor said: “To have the chance to leave messages and final wishes for the people you love most is an incredible opportunity, and I am humbled by the people taking part and excited by seeing what they say from ‘beyond the grave.’”Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/culture/ch...