Due to the structure of this novel, this study guide has been broken up into sections according to page numbers. Accordingly, quotes are referenced by page numbers. When the novel begins, Mae Holland, a girl of 24, has just been given a job at the Circle, one secured through the help of her best friend, Annie Allerton.
If you watch the Ted Talks or read the Wired articles or listen to the Ted Radio Hour, you will likely start many threads of conversation before you even have time to glance at the ones that follow. Relationships How do you view relationships and the quality of relationships?
Is there a balance in your view between the quantity and quality of relationships you have? How is this helped or at odds with new technologies? I just want to talk with you directly. Without you bringing in every other stranger in the world who might have an option about me.
Secrets are the enablers of antisocial, immoral and destructive behavior. One is that is makes crimes possible.
That goes without saying. And second, secrets inspire speculation. Do you believe these are always outcomes of secrets? Are there any scenarios you can imagine where sharing a secret is more harmful than beneficial? The Secret Lives of the Brainpresents a secret as a struggle between competing parts of the brain.
Value of Solitude When and where do you find solitude? What types of technology are you comfortable invading that space?
The Circle creates ubiquitous, wireless cameras as small as a blade of grass. How do you see each of these perspectives benefitting life for humanity?
How do you see each hindering our lives, either individually or collectively? How can we balance the power of technology with the power of humanity and privacy?
How can we balance the value of important issued being raised with the loss of privacy that has emerged with the ubiquity of smart phones and their photographs and video? When and where should we have a right to privacy? When and where should we not expect to be able to be incognito?
Do the circumstances vary more by place or by activity or by notoriety of the individual or by another dimension?
Technology Trade-offs Beyond safety and individual privacy there are a multitude of others tradeoffs around technology from power to expediency to comfort to control and on and on. Which aspects of technology do you most value?
Which do you find most threatening? How comfortable are you with sharing information about yourself? Where are you aware of sharing your personal information? Where have you been surprised that your privacy has been invaded in the virtual or physical world?Although it features a strong cast led by Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, The Circle still manages to be a frustratingly shallow spin on the balance between freedom and privacy.
Mark Batterson. Draw the Circle (Kindle Locations ). Zondervan. Exactly like the "Word of Faith" cult that is the primary promoter of the "prosperity gospel", Batterson starts encouraging believers to "take a step in faith." This is the same false teaching referred to as "seed faith" by the "name-it-claim-it" group.
Aug 19, · It reminds us that Dave Eggers’ tech-corporate tale “The Circle,” which got mixed reviews when it came out in , is now revealed as one of the most perceptive and prescient books .
Dave Eggers's new novel, The Circle, has a refreshingly dystopian take on the transparency movement, but, even as satire, it's a disappointment. The audio book reader is particularly adept conveying the frenetic pace of information overload.
The Circle offers a superb platform for high school English class discussions of the pros and cons of the volume of information collected and stored today and the power wielded by those who control it. "The Circle" is all the more depressing when we consider that Iran is relatively liberal compared to, say, Afghanistan under the Taliban.
Jafar Panahi's film begins and ends with the same image, of a woman talking to someone in authority through a sliding panel in a closed door.