The Circle – Dave Eggers

So many stars for this.

I almost don’t feel like I have the required intelligence to comment on this book. Oh Dave, you are genius.

It’s about a world where a company, a sort of cross between Facebook and Google and Apple, kind of own the internet – all social media, the only search engine – and have unlimited funds to continue funding their ideas and acquiring start ups, into the realm of distinctly scary.

It’s a world where keeping anything private and not sharing about it online is depriving others of essential second hand experiences. Where everyone has the right to know.. Everything. And where secrets are only horrible and bad if you keep them to yourself.

The amazing thing is that at the start things don’t seem so bad – one login for everything, based on your real identity? Well that wipes out the trolls, and the need for ever stranger passwords and usernames. A bracelet that monitors all your health stats, so your doctor can keep an eye on you? Sign me up. Maybe.

Just go read it. So many thoughts.

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