One of the aphorisms in The Circle by Dave Eggers that was really interesting for me to see was the fact that the name of the program, at the very beginning of the book, is called “TruYou.” It is a program that connected your entire life to one identity, one account. The book describes the program as being the end of “false identities, identity theft, multiple usernames, complicated passwords…[TruYou] was one button, one account, everything tied together and trackable and simple…”
This is something really exciting to even read at the present moment, especially since our entire lives is already on the internet, most people attempt to create fake Facebook accounts to misguide an employer into seeing what they want them to see. This program eliminates all of this and in our day in age it will give everyone more peace in mind, knowing that the person your teenage kid is talking to over the internet is who they say they are and not some predator.
This brings up the saying, “You have nothing to fear, if you have nothing to hide.” Which brings into question, do we really want our entire lives out on the internet like that and free for anyone and everyone to see?