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The Circle Review: A Modern 1984 Warns of Totalitarian Future from the Likes of Facebook and Google

Last month I read Dave Eggers’ The Circle, and then I saw the film this weekend. Both illustrate a fascinating world where a technology-obsessed public assimilate to totalitarian ideas disguised as democracy. It’s a modern take on Orwell’s 1984. In this case, a company known as the “The Circle,” like Google or Facebook, becomes the public’s frenemy. The Circle offers affordable, fun technology and software for the price of surveillance and constant data tracking.