From political intrigue to a complex social system and unexpected intelligence, Jonathan Scott explores the secret lives of lions.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Truth About Lions - The Truth Machine - Netflix
The Truth Machine (1996) is a science fiction novel by James L. Halperin about a genius who invents an infallible lie detector. Soon, every citizen must pass a thorough test under a Truth Machine to get a job or receive any sort of license. Eventually, people begin wearing them all the time, thus eliminating dishonesty in all parts of human interaction, and eliminating crime, terrorism and a great deal of general social problems.
The Truth About Lions - Reception - Netflix
The novel was originally self-published but eventually was picked up by Random House. The novel was extremely popular for several years, rising to #2 on Amazon.com at one point and selling several hundred thousand copies worldwide. It is still in print. In 2005 it was announced that the book was in development as a major motion picture at Lions Gate.
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