Enjoy The Internet Paranoia Of “The Circle” Trailer


There’s a fun part of the official website of The Circle where they ask you to join, and then the copious—and no doubt nefarious—”Terms and Conditions” fly by so fast you can’t read them. You can’t pause them to read them, either. You must just “accept”—just like real life!


All the signature paranoia over our augmented near-future of algorithms, crowd data, and creating the digital posthuman are here in this trailer for this Emma Watson/Tom Hanks flick: foreboding “TED”-like talks, Google Glass pop-up windows, and sinister cabals.

Is this really the future? Will it at least be an enjoyable thriller we can eventually download to our phones during those interminable subway rides? You be the judge: