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The Circle by Dave Eggers
Transcript of The Circle by Dave Eggers
Not too distant future
Over the span of a few months
Want you to eat, sleep, work, and play on campus.
Point of View/Genre
The science fiction novel
by Dave Eggers...
The Circle by Dave Eggers
Prezi by Spencer Schmalz
Got a job at The Circle
Slowly becomes more connected
Mae's best friend
Got Mae a job at the circle
Is high up at the company
Eventually gets jealous as Mae gains more power than her
Start off completely supportive
Mae's father has multiple sclerosis
Mae gets them health insurance
Don't like to be as connected
Eventually separate themselves from Mae completely
Good friends with Mae's parents
Not connected at all
Eventually completely leaves to get off the grid.
The 3 wise men
Very good at speaking
Makes people like him and want to help him
Helps gain support for the circle
The business man
Always gets what he wants
Takes care of financial and legal
Causes people who are against the circle to suddenly come up on criminal charges.
Behind the scenes
Uses his knowledge to help create the circles inventions
...is about what would happen if a single company monopolized the internet and shows that the idea isn't as far fetched as some might think.
...is a warning about what could happen if people become too connected to the internet and shows that if given the opportunity people will give up privacy for convenience.
The book is written from the point of view of a narrator who is not a character in the story.
The narrator is not all knowing.
Mae gets a job at the Circle
Explains her old job
Gets setup at her desk with two monitors
Mae starts to handle "customer experience" claims
Mae begins to become more connected
Starts to get more responsibilities and more monitors
Becomes more involved in Circle activities
Goes from the bottom to the top of the PartiRank
Mae goes "transparent"
Wears a camera around her neck
Anyone can see or hear what she is doing
Has millions of viewers
Constantly being watched
The Circle heads towards "completion"
Mae gains viewers by the millions
The Circle takes over voting
Circle accounts become required
Programs that can find anyone anywhere
Many more people become transparent
Mae refuses to help stop "completion"
Everyone is connected to the circle
Everything goes through the circle
"All that happens must be known"
This quote sums up one of the main messages of this book and shows how people at the circle are thinking.