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At one point, Mae's old boyfriend Mercer says he feels like the Circle is a cult taking over the world. In this film, a cybernetics engineer actually does uncover a corporate conspiracy that could change the world completely.
Employees of the Circle live a luxurious existence filled with free food, goods, and entertainment; in this silent film, the wealthy enjoy a sumptuous futuristic city while the working class lives in the dark, underground.
Simply by virtue of being a Circle employee, Mae automatically becomes a tastemaker, and part of her job becomes convincing her followers to buy certain goods. This film explores how teenagers and the companies that are trying to market to them interact online.
When cameras are installed in her workspace, Mae starts to think about things like how she sits and where she scratches. This isn't a quirk unique to Mae; as this film shows, knowing we are being watched does have a profound effect on us.
The Circle declares that "All That Happens Must Be Known." Google could very well have had a similar goal for its project to scan millions of books. This film outlines the legal battle over copyright that ensued as a result of the scanning project.
Circle employees casually brush aside legal troubles that arise from the company's actions. Google, a company to which the Circle is eerily similar, has had legal troubles of its own, as this film explains.
The world of The Circle is filled with connected devices, from tablets and cell phones to health trackers and miniature cameras. This film explores the data that such connected devices--which together make up the Internet of Things--collect.