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Chau hologram: a Japanese loses his virtual wife for a system update


Akihiko Kondo married a hologram in 2018, but the character ceased to be available in 2020 for a system update that requires the use of a new team Source: AFP

A year ago a Japanese decided
marry Hatsune Miku, a
virtual character generated by computer. The curious and unconventional declaration of love
Between Akihiko Kondo and the hologram grab everyone's attention.

"It is clear that there are established parameters in society for happiness, according to which a real man and woman marry, have a child and live all together. But I don't think that is necessarily what makes everyone happy," he said. Kondo after the unin ceremony that cost him $ 18,000.

Hatsune Miku was
developed by the Crypton Future Media firm and the real-world adaptation in the form of a hologram was in charge of the Gatebox company, which also offers other virtual characters. The first version was the GTBX-1 model, a device that worked as an assistant and virtual company capable of reproducing text messages and making daily comments.

However, marriage with Hatsune Miku has its days numbered, and it is not because of couple problems in the case of Kondo, but because of a system update. Gatebox announced that this unit will stop working on May 31, 2020 due to an incompatibility with the improvements that the system will have in a new model.


The first edition, called GTBX-1, will stop working in May 2020 and will be replaced by the GTBX-100 model, which will be available free of charge to Kondo and users of the first generation of hologramsThe first edition, called GTBX-1, will stop working in May 2020 and be replaced by the GTBX-100 model, which will be available free of charge to Kondo and users of the first hologram generation

To compensate users like Kondo who acquired the first generation of holograms, the firm offers the renewed version, known as GTBX-100, free of charge. After this migration, Kondo, like many other users of these virtual companies, will be able to revive their second marriage with the same hologram, at least until the next update separates the particular couple.

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