In class we talked about the scene where cameras were placed in high risk areas for civilian militant action. How Eggers frames this argument is pretty clever. We discussed how it would be very difficult going against a plan positively impacting human rights, which, within the novel, seems to justify this very traditional view of panopticism. Within The Circle, however, participants actively engage in their own monitoring; they send zings, post photos, check into events, and are expected to catalog every aspect of daily life. The question is, ultimately is this idea of self reporting more effective for a totalitarian schema than traditional, forced monitoring. Does this inherent false sense of personal sovereignty allow for more control over those operating within the system, or do active fear based tactics remain most effective? Can we say definitively that indoctrination is the best method of compliance?
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