Monday, May 10, 2010
The panopticon was a brilliant idea conceived by Jeremy Bentham in 1785. The observer can observe everyone without the observed persons knowing if they are being watched. It's the perfect setup. Knowing that your company employees are probably slacking unless they are being watched, you need a system where you can watch all your employees without them necessarily knowing when you're watching--thus the company panopticon. The ideal setup is the worker offices being within view of the boss, who is shrouded by one way glass. Cameras throughout the office in a closed circuit monitoring system is also acceptable.