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Circle (2017) The main problem I see with this movie is that it doesn’t hit the evilness and fascist tendencies of “progressives” who rule the tech world, and by extension, especially according to this movie, the rest of us. There’s a scene where two bright young wokers harangue her, but in a nice way, always smiling, like Mormons, saying disgusting things while acting like your best friend. They passive/agress bitch at her for not getting involved on social media enough.
That, and the company’s new product, a small processor/camera that can be stuck up anywhere and immediately send live video, facial recognition, etc etc. to a satellite. Not one person in this Apple-like mass meeting with Tom Hanks’ Steve Jobs brings up the fact that the government would love this.
They talk about it exposing tyrants, but anyone with half a brain can see it could be better used to spy on everyone, which is also why they want you on social media 24/7 (literally, they take it that far later). Since these people are leftist SJW wokers, you can imagine what happens if say, you are a Trump supporter or even a progressive who speaks heresies like Jame Damore at Google. One trip I think they missed is some guy says “hey you missed our invite, check your email” – why aren’t these firing off in our brains immediately upon SEND?
People are voluntarily giving up their privacy by constantly posting on FB, buying things on Amazon while logged onto FB and gmail, inadvertently installing apps that can eavesdrop so if you have a conversation about sweaters you are inundated with ads about where to buy sweaters. I guess this works with any subject you discuss, if you talk about anal sex you’ll get anal sex ads.
Despite revelation about government spying, people seem unconcerned with their data being stored and studied and available to the government.
We here at docweasel are proud and happy about our anonymity. There have been times political humor and content has resulted in death threats, attempts to have our site shut down, reports to the FBI that we’re child pornographers, SWATTING hoaxes, attempts to find the RL workplaces of our editors in an effort to get them fired. These are not paranoid delusions. Once the info it out there you can’t pull it back.
The obnoxious people standing around with their iPhones invading the privacy of the protagonist and her bf are not fantasy characters: assholes like Lena Dumbham and her ilk record people’s private conversations, then try to have the fired. She claims she heard a stewardess say something about “trannies” and let an effort of her followers to have that person fired. Some asshole female editor hears a man mention a “dongle” (a keyfob piece of hardware) and reports him and yes, he lost his job.
Not only is this new tech taking away liberty and privacy, it’s held in the hands of the most fascisitic cabal since the Nazies: Social Justice Warriors, progressive democrats and violent rapists, killers and assaulters of the Antifa variety. And Steve Jobs like characters lead them.
Google glasses were hounded out of existence for good reason: they invaded the privacy of everyone the user came in contact with. Little cams (which already exist, but aren’t so self-contained, long range or smart as the ones in the movie) would multiply the problem. Let alone the fact that pervs could hide them everywhere to spy on naked women, the government could use them to root out dissenters. The right was always accused of being the authoritarian force that would lock everyone in jail. However, it’s the left who wants to fine and jail people for using the “wrong” gender article for someone deluded they are a different sex than their chromosomes would have us believe.
Climate “deniers”, Religious people who believe homosex or abortion is a sin, “racists” who want illegal immigration curbed, bigots who don’t believe that black males dominate the tech industry, as every movie from this one to Terminator 2 would have us believe, Middle America white working class Trump voters have all been marked for reeducation camps, prison and even death by various progressives, from the trolling tweeter to college profs and leftist politicians. Tech like this would help them find the evildoers quickly and easily, the better to jail or kill them or just hound them out of polite society and their job and destroy their families.
This is how you got Trump. I just hope he can do enough to discredit and destroy this entire group of self-righteous, officious, ignorant, bossy, ill-informed, far left socialists, communists and haters who make up the Deep State, the MSM and the democrat party in general. Allowing these creeps to have the kind of power this movie displays will end America.
The movie itself wastes time on Truman Show type tropes and MTV Real World antics like catching her parents in bed with a penis pump. What do you expect when you put cams everywhere? People are disgusting and you’ll pick up disgusting behavior. But bigger than that, everyone does not have the right to know everything, as one deluded asshole in the movie states. And these tech fuckwads are the LEAST deserving of this power and the most destructive in what they would do with it. Not thwart terrorisM: they’d root out political enemies and “wrong-thinkers”.