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When Seeing and Hearing Isn't Believing
...What if the U.S. projected a holographic image of Allah floating over Baghdad urging the Iraqi people and Army to rise up against Saddam, a senior Air Force officer asked in 1990?
According to a military physicist given the task of looking into the hologram idea, the feasibility had been established of projecting large, three-dimensional objects that appeared to float in the air...
The Gulf War hologram story might be dismissed were it not the case that washingtonpost.com has learned that a super secret program was established in 1994 to pursue the very technology for PSYOPS application. The "Holographic Projector" is described in a classified Air Force document as a system to "project information power from space ... for special operations deception missions." ...
By William M. Arkin
Special to washingtonpost.com
Monday, Feb. 1, 1999
Originally posted by HappilyEverAfter
reply to post by Aggie Man
Do you see an age group that is more prone to this behavior that you mention?
I ask that because of the question of conditioning. I cant , (ive tried) imagine following a site or forum member.
Originally posted by apacheman
Try reading "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" by Robert A. Heinlein. He posits just such a leader, albeit a self-aware computer personality.
Also consider Forrest Gump. If you didn't know better, and saw only "documentary" portions, you might accept him as a real figure.
So yes, I think it would be possible.