Surveillance And Surveillance

921 WordsMar 29, 20164 Pages
Surveillance has implemented the purpose of observing and monitoring individual’s actions and communications. Purposely, it is used for monitoring our behaviors, activities, and protection. Looking at the contemporary lifestyle we live by in society, surveillance technologies can range from computer monitoring to satellite imagery. Surveillance technologies are at near-constant presence regardless of circumstances in which, Edward Snowdown stated, “Even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you are being watched and recorded.” Moreover, the critics of how the psychological and social impact can be seen through with philosophical viewpoints. Michel Foucault an, French philosopher recognized for his influential contributions in which one of his theories establishes the understanding between power and knowledge and how they are implemented as a form of social control through societal institutions. Also, it is crucial to understand that the types of surveillance mechanisms used in correctional facilities, closed-circuit television, (CCTV) patrol officers with body-worn cameras and multiple other mechanisms are seen as power that is coercive or repressive but, it is rather a necessary and productive implementation to our lives enforcing ourselves from doing unethical acts against our will. Moreover, we will discuss Foucault’s theory signifying the influences of surveillance prompts us towards disciplined behavior, warning of undisciplined behavior and lastly self-discipline all
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