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My aim in this dissertation is to
discuss the shift of surveillance and its development in a contemporary world.
Also, to discuss the trend of using surveillance technology in a specific area:
society in China. In China the nature of being surveyed, makes them feel secure
as they are aware of their safety and prone to think these machines are keeping
them protected. The degree of using surveillance has made the Chinese
government superior amongst all people of China. From my point of view, “China
surveillance system, the use of facial recognition and improvement of
artificial intelligence, has given the authority the advantage to always have
an eye on people and all their activities. It has created privacy issues and
control over anyone under the Chinese government eye, which considers a danger
to their vast way of living”(HuffPost UK, 2018).

On the contrary the authority has now changed this to control
people, surveillance is now spread worldwide and all humans within penitentiaries
and this society are now exposed to surveillance technology: vison machines
such as CCTV and facial recognition are now more advanced, places in open
public areas, institutions and even working environments, have now been
familiarised with these surveillance machines (ref this). People are also surveying each other: as vision
machines we have become more immune to this lifestyle. people are highly
monitoring others on a day to day basis, the whole economy have become more accustomed
to the system of surveillance, the majority have accepted this as the norm of their
daily lives.

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“The word surveillance derives from
the French verb ‘surveiller’ which means to keep watch”(ref). Michel Foucault
concept of physical punishment and the power to controlling people, has
drastically changed to technology surveying people. It has shown the importance
of power and the controlling impact it embeds on society. According to an
online blog on Surveillance and Crime
Control, Michel Foucault theory was typically used in the 18th
century, to allow authority to control prisoners. Never the less the surveillance
system used within penitentiaries, soon became more of a mass surveillance for
the society. Gradually the new
system of the Panopticon building developed in the late 19th century:
the panopticon tower was built in the centre of prison which kept the prisoners
conscious that they were being monitored for their behaviour and were under continuous
surveillance.