Virtual reality, real insanity.
Meet one of the newest pop stars in Japan, Hatsune Miku. Hatsune is just like every other pop star in the world, except for the fact that she's not real in the least. Despite the fact that this could quite possibly be a vast improvement on the likes of most American musicians, seeing a stadium full of people pretending that they're watching a real person is... unsettling, to say the least.
As Tyler Durden so artfully notes, if the Japanese ever get it in their head that they need to conquer the world again, we're hosed.
Because it's either that, or SkyNet.
Update: The heavens have opened up, and Allahpundit has actually linked to my humble abode. Thanko mucho, AP! And just so you know, I'm planning on opening the Snapped Shot Rehabilitation Center for Holographic Personalities right in time to meet the needs of tomorrow's talent, since we all know that today's talent has already been burnt to a crisp and stuff.