Whoopi Goldberg has made it very clear that she doesn’t want artificial intelligence (AI) continuing her legacy when she’s no longer here.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Goldberg revealed that she has officially declared that she cannot be turned into a hologram when she is no longer physically with on Earth.
It’s A No For Whoopi Goldberg
“I don’t want to be a hologram, but that’s been in my will for 15 years,” she said during an episode of “The View.”
“They don’t ask you, that’s the thing,” she continued. “They just do it, and then you go, ‘Hey, isn’t that Tupac? Wait a minute, didn’t Tupac die? What is he doing up on… ’Yeah, see, I don’t want that. It’s a little freaking creepy.”
The Details Of Her Will
Goldberg also made it clear that when she’s gone, everything must be approved by her family. Additionally, she says they would never approve of a three-dimensional figure made from an image to replace her when she’s not here and cannot agree to it herself.
“Yeah, my estate doesn’t want it,” said the “Sister Act,” actress. “My estate wants to be left alone.”
This is not the first time she’s spoken up about movies being made around her name, image, or likeness against her family’s will.
“They’re not going to make films because in my will it says, ‘Unless you speak to my family, try it. Try it,’” she said during a previous episode of “The View.”
The Future Of Technology In Entertainment
As previously reported by AfroTech, Goldberg isn’t the only legendary actor setting boundaries when it comes to the ever-evolving relationship between technology and the entertainment industry.
Samuel L. Jackson also admitted to scratching out any part of his film or television contracts that wish to fabricate his voice or image for future projects.
“Future actors should do what I always do when I get a contract, and it has the words ‘in perpetuity’ and ‘known and unknown’ on it: I cross that sh-t out,” Jackson told Rolling Stone in an interview. “It’s my way of saying, ‘No, I do not approve of this.’”
As industry veterans both Goldberg and Jackson are taking the necessary steps to ensure that they aren’t on the wrong side of history when it comes to the evolution of technology moving forward.