Effects Of Technology In The Truman Show

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Technology has always been something humans have both loved and feared, in a way a love-hate complexity. Technology is used to improve our lives but at the same time it’s use and meaning is constantly criticized. The topic of technology has been heavily discussed in literature and movies; from the books such as 1984 to the recent movie Maze Runner. Many writers have brought up the heavy reliance of technology and how it can become devastating to the human race. The movie The Truman Show tackles the fear of the rise of technology, reality tv shows, and the social implications on Reality TV shows.

. The rise of television in the 1950s, over half of Americans owned televisions, brought in new ways to entertain people. One of these ways being
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This was all due to the popularity of shows such as the Real World and Big Brother. Seen in The Truman Show, this show was also popular, not in America but all around the world. Everyone tuned in to watch and they watched it constantly. There was a huge franchise made out this show with things such anniversary Dvds, figurines, and even specials where they played the most iconic episodes. This shows how well this show is a strong part of society. Thus it creates a entail of friendliness and helps most maintain friendships. As seen in the movie many people watched it together as one would watch a football game. It was even played in bars and other places. Families gathered together and watched, reinforcing the idea of family togetherness. Symbolizing how that these types of shows bring people together. Thus tv in fact doing the opposite of what a lot of people say it does, ruining social interaction. In fact it creates many of social interactions. For example the idea of people in the bar coming together to watch the show. Thus creating new social interactions and becoming more ingrained in everyday life. It becomes central to life, just how Kim K and her family has become in American society. According to the media they set trends and are a very good marketing team. They are also seen by many as the standard of beauty, setting the bar high for most people. The same can be seen of the Truman Show, he set the standard for a family life. And relationships or how life should be like. He was what the Americans and the rest of the world should be like. The Truman show was highly important and showed what reality tv shows could

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