Steve Jobs Hologram?? Tim Cook Doesn't Exactly Deny It

5/22/2013 6:27 AM PDT

First Tupac ... then Eazy-E ... now there's talk Steve Jobs could be the very next HOLOGRAM to appear at a major public event -- and Apple CEO Tim Cook ain't exactly putting the rumors to bed.

Cook was in D.C. yesterday ... where the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations grilled him like a cheeseburger over allegations Apple's ducking billions of dollars in taxes.

FYI -- Cook told the politicians, "We pay all the taxes we owe — every single dollar."

But AFTER the hearing, we asked Tim the question that really matters -- ARE WE GETTING A VIRTUAL STEVE JOBS AT THE NEXT BIG APPLE EVENT??