Manchester airport is to use holograms in the security search area of Terminal 1.
Two members of the security staff there have been cloned in hologram form, and programmed to repeat a spiel about liquid restrictions, an often confusing matter that holds up queues considerably.
The idea is that pre-warning passengers in such a manner – and reminding them to have boarding cards ready – will speed up the progress of the queue.
The holograms were produced by a company called Musion, the Manchester Confidential reports, and they use the same technology which “virtual” band the Gorillaz employs to create on-stage performances.
Of course, another advantage of hologrammatic security is you’ll be able to crack a bit of a light-hearted joke about not having packed your bag, without being shuffled off into a side-room…