A Japanese hologram performed on Letterman in her attempt to break America, proving that holographic musicians don't have to be limited to that Tupac moment at Coachella 2013, but can also be the terrifying demonic stuff of your nightmares.
Performing with a live band, pop star Hatsune Miku graced the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theatre, in all her anime-esque glory, singing an auto-tuned beat that sounds somewhere between an Aqua b-side and the theme song from your descent into hell. Her minty mermaid aesthetic seems to echo the mascot for an energy drink company not approved by the FDA, but has made her a massive hit in her technologically native Japan. The humanoid is part of a future that was imagined in a bad 80s sci-fi movie and is rapidly becoming our reality, and seems all too reminiscent of that Black Mirror episode where Waldo the cartoon bear ran for Prime Minister and ends up turning the UK into a totalitarian state.
Miku's name translates to "future sound" and is part of the first of a series of humanoids developed by Crypton Future Media, a Japanese music production company, and rather creepily is meant to depict a 16-year-old school girl, equipped with long pigtails and a tiny mini skirt. Also she has some pretty impressive stats: Although she's a hologram so… weighs nothing, creators say she tips the scales at 93 pounds and stands at 5ft. She is incredibly successful, and if you are reading this whilst you're meant to be working at your unrewarding, dead-end job, look away now.
As one of the most popular icons in Japan, she is also one of the wealthiest pop stars in the world. She has more net worth than most of the individuals who inhabit this earth and she doesn't even exist in a tangible form. We live in an awful world, abandon hope all ye who enter here.