The inspecting gaze in contemporary society takes in everything, thus evoking a sense of "total surveillance," to use Reg Whitaker's phrase In the electronic age, the omnipresent gaze in the panoptic machine has taken on a new form. Selling privacy is profitable for individuals at the mundane level as well. On the genealogy of ethics. And we willingly participate in this process.
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The State of Food and Agriculture Not all challenges succeed, however; in fact, many do not. A major obstacle to such transformation is perhaps that surveillance is so ingrained in contemporary life, from video cameras in convenience stores to application forms for library cards, that it appears natural. Globe and Mail, p.