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Don't you feel self-conscious that everybody can see your every movement, for the entire day?

To me it reminds me of one of those victorian prisons where every inch can be viewed from the central platform. Now that I think about it, even prisoners get a lot more privacy than this.

I would only feel self-conscious if people judged what I was doing all day. I didn't feel like I was being judged.

I always passed this one guy who had a separate monitor to watch some kind of anime. Another seemed to always have Netflix on. During the World Cup this summer, so many people had a window/monitor watching the games.

The culture was very much this: get your work done? cool. do whatever you need to continue getting your work done.

I believe what you're describing is a panopticon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panopticon

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