Edward Snowden follow-up: panopticons are real

In this post I talked about what I assumed had always been theoretical structures designed to create a perfect surveillance environment. But it turns out that a number have actually been built, including this one, which was a prison in Cuba. Sends chills down my spine. And here is a post on the Google blog detailing a few other panopticon prisons that were actually built, as seen on Google maps.

That last link sends even more chills down my spine, because Google is a virtual panopticon that allows us to peek at physical ones.

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