We live in interesting times. One could also argue that we live in an age where our freedoms are being taken from us one by one. Both are true and this has resulted in the first-ever holographic protest, which took place in Spain to protest new “citizen security” bills.
The bills aim to, in part, cut down on the options citizens in the nation have for protesting. One limitation on protest freedom will be a ban on protesting in front of Parliament. So in response, a group of protesters used holograms to protest in front of the lower house of Parliament. The aim was two-fold. To catch some public attention, and to show what these bills could result in: having to use holograms in your place as you protest.
The new laws will also impose severe fines against anyone who takes or shares an unauthorized picture of police. Wow. This all will be going into effect on July 1 if the public at large can not change the situation. Many people are protesting against it, saying that it is basically a gag law that limits police oversight and the ability to protest future issues. It certainly seems like they have a point. Maybe we expect more holographic protests or perhaps drones being sent in place of humans. That’s a scary thought.