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We’re All Truman Now: On Shoshanna Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

August 28th, 2019 | 12 min read

By Austin Gohn

It’s been over twenty years since the release of The Truman Show, directed by Peter Weir. Truman, the star of the show, is unaware that the show even exists. Billions of people around the world watch his every move, tracked by thousands of hidden cameras hidden around the “largest studio ever constructed.” Everyone in his life—from his wife to his best friend—are actors directed by Christof, the show’s producer, and Truman’s actions are carefully nudged by events and conversations invisibly orchestrated from above.

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