This is just unbelievable, and I don’t know how long it will last, but there is a new Web site called Justin.TV which is about a guy, Justin, who is on TV all the time. :-) This is a serious flashback to The Truman Show, a film starring Jim Carey in which his entire life is broadcast on TV.
The only difference is that Justin is actually aware that he’s on film 24 hours a day because he’s the one filming himself.
What makes this interesting is the technology involved in being able to broadcast 24/7 on a small budget. If you think about it, there needs to be a camera, power source, computer, and Internet connection on 100% of the time in order to keep the show live. What’s even more interesting is that they are providing an embeddable element which can be plugged into other web sites (watch Justin TV below).
Frankly it’s freaking fascinating. I’m telling you, this is going to be very big! The possibilities are endless so here are a few random thoughts:
- Of course, I’m guessing that Justin is going to end up with some serious stalkers eventually. Think about it. Wackos think they are in relationship with people they’ve never met. Now someone is going to remember things about Justin’s life that even HE doesn’t remember and they’ll think he’s in love with them or something.
- Right away, you know he’s not going on an Airplane any time soon. Can you see him trying to get through security? :-)
- You know how we all like to sing along to the radio in the car when we’re alone? Well, he’s never alone. And, sorry Justin, he ain’t that good of a singer. ;-)
- How do you deal with public bathrooms? That would be illegal, and even if he knows, what if he forgets to turn it off when going in?
- How do you go on a date? And how do you know the girl you’re out with actually likes you and isn’t just trying to get publicity?
Man, I could go on all day with the questions, and that’s why I think this is going to be so big. People are going to be very curious about all of this and tune in just to see what happens.
So without further ado here now is Justin.TV, live and uncensored: