Are we in a Panopticon?

The Panopticon is a type of institutional building and a system of control designed by the English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the 18th century. The Panopticon could also be an analogy for power, economic and technological surveillance—the very few bear a constant, watchful eye on every movement of the many.

The Architecture of Surveillance: The Panopticon Prison | ArchDaily