The Truman Show Will Not Be Televised

“You never had a camera inside my head.”

– Truman Burbank

It’s been 20 years since Truman Burbank escaped the simulated reality set that made him a star for millions of television viewers. In the 1998 satire, Jim Carrey portrays a man who discovers his life is a set-up, and wakes up to the fact that his improbable, ideal world is a carefully crafted construct from which privacy has been banished. A couple of decades later – and I’m not talking about fiction anymore – anyone can become the star of their very own Truman Show. All it takes is an Internet connection.

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