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panopticon

A building (often a jail) planned with corridors which radiate from a single, central point. A person located at the central point can observe each of the converging halls.
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Along with CCTV, microchips in ID cards and "smart uniforms," metal detectors and police officers patrolling the school corridors with sniffer dogs, schools have become militarized, increasingly fortified and function like a new panopticon prison system.
The use of these all-pervasive, continuous forms of surveillance that harnesses metadata as well as providing CCTV and other forms of security has the capacity to replace schools as democratic institutions, turning them into technology markets based on surveillance data streams in a kind of school panopticon, linking schools to wider society surveillance systems and establishing the basis for data exchanges, data borrowing and data exhausts that provides a forbidding totalitarian system of control.
s panopticon because they have defeated her through the power of human touch and human love.
The panopticon, as we have seen, is not inescapable.