– by Joseph Jammer Medina

We live in an age of amazing and groundbreaking technology. Without leaving our houses, we can pretty much life completely as we please. Groceries? We can have those delivered. Don’t wanna cook? Order Up or Eat 24 Hours are good options. Amazon can have pretty much anything under the sun sent to you at a reasonable price. Plus, using the fingerprint tech in your iPhones or computers, you can make most of these transactions in seconds. Not fast enough? You can have all that information saved to your computer for future use.

With more and more of our transactions happening online, things are getting tailored more and more to our own personal preferences? The downside? There’s almost no point in our lives where our moves aren’t being tracked. No, they aren’t necessarily being used for nefarious purposes, but without realizing it, we’ve become complicit in our own invasion of privacy.

But what’s it matter, right? So long as I can get my latte delivered to me, it shouldn’t matter, should it? 

Maybe not. But while many folks have apocalyptic 1984-esque dystopian visions of the future, the reality is that Aldous Huxley’s own Brave New World vision is more up our alley. We won’t have oppression brought upon us. We’ll bring it upon ourselves through sheer laziness, and a desire for a quick hit of pleasure.

This are very similar themes covered in literary genius Dave Eggers’ novel The Circle — a book which has been adapted into a feature length film starring Emma Watson, John Boyega, and Tom Hanks. Last December, we had our first flavor of what we can expect from this adaptation, and today, we got to see a bit more.

Have a look at the new trailer down below!

Below is the synopsis for The Circle:

“The Circle is a gripping modern thriller, set in the not-too-distant future, starring Emma Watson (“Harry Potter”), Tom Hanks (“Sully”) and John Boyega (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”).”

“When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. 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.”

What do you think of this trailer? Are you looking forward to checking out this one in theaters? Do you think the informational hive is a danger to our intellectual freedom? Let us know down below!

The Circle hits theaters on April 28, 2017!

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SOURCE: STX Entertainment

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.