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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

L'Age de Foucault !

I just used the word "panopticon" in the previous post.

Suddenly it dawns on me that we saw a very good example of it in the use of the Boston street surveillance cameras during the search for the Boston Marathon bombers: a system where all society is under surveillance.

M. Foucault wrote about the panopticon. I think his time has arrived. Unfortunately, his time is a horseman seated on one of four steeds... sometimes... in my dreams.


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