Dave Egger's excellent "The Circle" is a well-written, engrossing and quick book about "what if" Facebook becomes even more a part of people's lives with a personal surveillance device. Do not watch the movie, read the book.
Pretty soon everyone will be "going transparent" whether or not they'd like to.
It wasn't my favorite book, although I very much respected my Mom for getting it for me. It's an easy read. And it makes you realize what could potentially happen I suppose. It's like 1984 written in 2010. And the ending...well I won't spoil it. Probably worth the read for the reminder. And it is very engaging. A lot of my complaints are almost metaphysical in nature. In that it is very hard to describe definitively what my issue was.
The story/plot/characters are meh, but I give it 5 stars for provoking thoughts about hyper-connectedness, net neutrality, surveillance, over-sharing on social networks, the ubiquity of technology, etc.
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