Dave Eggers’ The Circle offers a strong warning against allowing a single technology company to gain a monopoly over the internet. It shows how such a company can be very dangerous, even if it appears to be working for the good of society. The novel’s message is that tools apparently designed to improve safety and convenience can be monetized and used to control the population

In particular, The Circle warns against the destruction of privacy and against the idea that human beings could and should know everything. The book suggests that this quest for complete knowledge is flawed and wrong – that human beings are not supposed to know everything. This message can be found in the natural world. The Circle’s wish to know everything is contrasted with Mae’s ex...

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