The Incomplete Circle
The right to privacy has been a controversial issue for some time now. People want access to information, but still have the right to detain information they don’t won’t known. In Dave Eggers novel, “The Circle”, The concept of all knowing is achieved through the largest technological company, named the Circle and Mae the protagonist is nothing put willing to help reach the company’s objective. People’s right to privacy becomes diminished when they have to select specific things about personal information, or they begin over sharing.
Mae instantly becomes involved in her work life, and anything that has to do with the Circle, which is essentially everything. Mae gets so caught up with being known at her job that she starts to dismiss her relationships with other that actually matters. She starts wearing a camera on her shirt at all times, where viewers can watch and listen to Mae through out her day. Now Mae views conversing with her friends, and family as a task and to merely seek out information that can potentially positively effect everyone. What Mae seizes to realize is that even though she’s providing information, she’s doing it with out the acceptance of the source. People are aware of privacy policies, but some never fully understand all that it encompasses. Most people like being able to share information to who they want, but what companies do with that information is not always known, and not always ethical.