Watching Emma Watson and Tom Hanks in the Netflix movie The Circle
where Watson's character, Mae, shares every single second of her work and personal life on line by wearing a "SeeChange
" camera 24/7 in a commitment to be transparent and giving up her right to privacy. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company's
founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking
experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately
her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every
decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends,
family and that of humanity.
Is this the way y/our world is going? Will interpersonal interactions and relationships die when there is no space for personal privacy and interpersonal private relationships?
While Mae has entered into this 'voluntary' situation as an adult - how may this influence/violate children's privacy? Where does one's individual autonomy fit into a world where privacy is no longer respected or desired?