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"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
Cute Blue Hair
Have you heard of the singer and performer Hatsune Miku? Supposedly she has sung a staggering 100,000 songs, performed at "live" concerts and has legions of fans.
Dressed as a sexy, Lolita school girl with masses of cerulean blue hair, she is "oh so cute". At one of her recent concerts, huge crowds waving glow sticks were packed to capacity as she shimmied around the stage. You can watch her in the video below, but before you do, I'll just let you in on the fact, that she is actually a digital avatar, 3-D hologram.
Created by Crypton Future Media, using Yamaha Corporation's Vocaloid 2 synthesizing technology, with a voice sampled from a Japanese voice actress, Hatsune Miku, has also starred in commercials for Toyota Corolla and Google Chrome. With a manga series named after her called, Maker HikÅshiki Hatsune Mix and a compilation album which, in 2010 became the first Vocaloid album ever to top the charts, she is a star indeed. And yet in reality she does not exist.
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