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The Future of Celebrity Is a Japanese Hologram Named Hatsune Miku

At a time when beloved performers are imploding by the score, her cheerful emptiness is a virtue

Illustrations: Nicole Ginelli

1.1. The singer, who is unreal, takes a break after the third song to greet her fans, just like a singer at a show. “Hello, New York!” she shouts…




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