The Princess Leia conference

David Roche delivers wrist-slitting message at CLSA''s first virtual conference.

CLSA's latest conference adds a new twist to the genre this year by implementing technology first envisaged by George Lucas in the late 1970s.

The hologram technology, which CLSA is using is remarkably reminiscent of the scene in Star Wars in which R2-D2 projects a hologram of Princess Leia.

FinanceAsia went along to watch a presentation by David Roche of Independent Strategy, which was broadcast simultaneously by hologram to Singapore and Hong Kong audiences.

Roche - in his first known appearance as a hologram - began by telling the audience that he didn't like the US dollar, Asian equities or Asian currencies. He predicted the dollar would...

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