April 18th 2016

The Circle. Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers at the 2007 Brooklyn Book Festival.

The Circle. Dave Eggers. 2013.  This book is part of a small but growing stream of  writings about how AI /computer technology  could evolve.  Eggers envisions a creeping malevolence about what could happen if  something like FANG  ( FacebookAmazonNetflixGoogle ) moved to become one  incredibly huge wealthy company that would slowly take over pretty well everything so that no one person  or action was anonymous. A good writer,  the author does draw you in and strikes the right balance between today and what could happen.  I appreciate that all the “innovations” mentioned started with the best of intentions, which through being monetized and proselytized  could become The Circle.   Good read for a cross country flight.

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