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The Matrix

Submission + - CNN tries to pull an R2D2

paimin writes: Various sites are covering the rather silly claim that CNN beamed a hologram of correspondent Jessica Yellin into the studio with Wolff Blitzer. It really amounts to a live Matrix-esque effect of surrounding the subject with video cameras to achieve the illusion of panning around them. Ultimately, it was pure illusion, only for the benefit of the viewers at home. The question is, was it a useful illusion, or was it just silly?
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CNN tries to pull an R2D2

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