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PERSPECTIVE: The historical imperative—Why we need to forget

11.01.2011
Jeremy Bentham originally described the Panopticon in 1787. The concept of the Panopticon was that, at any given moment, anonymous individuals could observe others without their knowledge or consent. Bentham predicted that this inspection principle would effect “morals reformed, health preserved, industry invigorated, instruction diffused and public burdens lightened.”

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