This is, indeed, the way the world ends.
Not with a bang, but a simperingly stupid (and very, very frightening) overuse of pointless technology.
From the Huffington Post:
Holographic idol Hatsune Miku is the creation of the group Crypton Future Media, using software from Vocaloid, and the group has put the avatar on tour with a live band. The sight of thousands of screaming fans waving glow sticks while the the holograph "performs" on stage is straight out of a science fiction novel.
Do not watch this video, immediately before sleeping.
(Ye were warned)