The headline on all of the major entertainment (and some news) sites the day after the 2014 Billboard Music Awards all read something like “Michael Jackson Hologram Rocks Billboard Music Awards”. I’m not really an awards show gal, I generally see what people are posting about on Facebook and look for those videos on YouTube the next day. But when I heard that MJ was coming back from the dead to perform for the awards I had to see it for myself. For those that missed it, take a look at the video and keep reading because this performance got me to thinking about my legacy.
Amazing video right? There are very few artists whom have past away that I feel would be “worthy” of bringing back via hologram and MJ is of course on that list. This performance also made me think about the Johnny Depp movie Transcendence, where (if my understanding of the trailer is correct because I haven’t seen the movie) the brilliant mind of Johnny Depp’s character is able to live on via artificial intelligence. Which made me think, if I were to pass away today am I legend enough to in my industry to create a hologram or some form of artificial intelligence so that small businesses could continue to learn from my wealth of knowledge? The answer today, is no…but I’m working on it.
Not that I expect holographic consultations after I’m gone but I desire to be worthy, to leave a legacy as a legend in my own right. Worthy of someone digging through my old content to publish new works, worthy of my books being purchased decades after my passing, worthy of my old videos being used in business schools and trainings. This performance gave me more to strive for, it is and always been my goal to have an amazing impact on my world but now the goal is for that impact to go far beyond my years here on earth. Are you a legend in your industry? What legacy do you want to leave?
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