Panopticon.

The Panopticon is a type of prison building designed by English philosopher Jeremy Bentham in 1785. The concept of the design is to allow an observer to observe (-opticon) all (pan-) prisoners without the prisoners being able to tell whether they are being watched, thereby conveying what one architect has called the "sentiment of an invisible omniscience."

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    1. Ahhahahahaha, and you’re American. Well, I think the Panopticon is really democratic, isn’t it? 😛 Everyone is free to do what they want – in their 3x3meters jail. I’m reading about it in Discipline and Punish. Bentham describes it like something that could make the humanity better. It’s disturbing. And nowadays isn’t just a project.

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