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14th Jan '18 12:46:11 PM Eilevgmyhren
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* ''ComicBook/{{Sandman}} has a rather intesting inversion With younger sibling Desire, who adresses his older Brother Dream (out of hearing range): "Big Brother - ''I Watch you''"...


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* Norwegian Science Fiction short story ''Kodemus, or the computer tho thought what the heck'' inverts this. All the People in the novel is equipped with small handy computers called "Little Brothers", who keeps track of time for them, advises them, sees to it that everything is on track. All of them is, of course, Connected to a Central computer. But in essence, it is the ''little brothers'' who watch their every move.
10th Jan '18 8:13:15 PM superkeijikun
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the Institute keeps watch over the Commonwealth using synths, many of which are dopplegangers of people they have abducted. [[spoiler:The mayor of Diamond City is one such synth, reporting to the Synth Retention Bureau on any escaped synths that enter the town.]]
3rd Jan '18 9:10:07 PM JackG
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* In ''A Deepness in the Sky'', the Emergents take over the Qeng Ho ships by force. LaResistance quickly forms, but one of the rebels discovers too late that the Emergents are watching ''everything'' they do, by using the Focus plague to create SlaveMooks who do nothing but monitor electronic surveillance. Later they take it UpToEleven by using thousands of dust sized cameras to watch over the Qeng Ho. [[spoiler:Fortunately they fail to realize the man who invented the cameras is on board and has a backdoor to the program.]]

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* In ''A ''[[Literature/ZonesOfThought A Deepness in the Sky'', Sky]]'', the Emergents take over the Qeng Ho ships space fleet by force. LaResistance quickly forms, but one of the rebels discovers too late that the Emergents are watching ''everything'' they do, by using the Focus plague to create SlaveMooks who do nothing but monitor electronic surveillance. Later they take it UpToEleven by using thousands of dust sized dust-sized cameras to watch over the Qeng Ho. [[spoiler:Fortunately they fail to realize don't know the man who invented originally developed the cameras is on board in their midst and has a backdoor to the program.]]
3rd Jan '18 9:06:58 PM JackG
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* In ''A Deepness in the Sky'', the Emergents take over the Qeng Ho ships by force. LaResistance quickly forms, but one of the rebels discovers too late that the Emergents are watching ''everything'' they do, by using the Focus plague to create SlaveMooks who do nothing but monitor electronic surveillance. Later they take it UpToEleven by using thousands of dust sized cameras to watch over the Qeng Ho. [[spoiler:Fortunately they fail to realize the man who invented the cameras is on board and has a backdoor to the program.]]
26th Dec '17 12:35:56 AM StomachofFE
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-->'''Mike Nelson''': Santa's tendrils reach far and wide! There is no escaping the CLAUS Organization!
21st Dec '17 9:50:12 AM angie710
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* In the ''Website/CollegeHumor'' sketch, "If the Other Party Wins," in the "If the Republican Party Wins" ImagineSpot, a little girl is asked by her parents how her day was. She replies that it was an okay day, she missed the [[RiceBurner Hummer]] that morning, "and then it was a little cloudy." A camera turns on her, and her mother replies, "Sweetness, you know better than to criticize your country...WHICH SHE LOVES!" This causes the camera to turn the laser off and turn away.
24th Nov '17 9:52:51 AM nombretomado
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* Ads for one program to teach kids to clean their teeth in EastGermany involved a cartoony stickman with a camera who would always know if you hadn't been doing what you were told.

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* Ads for one program to teach kids to clean their teeth in EastGermany UsefulNotes/EastGermany involved a cartoony stickman with a camera who would always know if you hadn't been doing what you were told.
23rd Nov '17 5:33:46 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/EscapeFromTheMoon'': Whoever has placed Doa on the station has cameras in every room, including [[{{Squick}} the bathroom]].
4th Nov '17 6:49:15 PM eroock
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Yes, this is TruthInTelevision, but there is [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease no need to go into specifics]]. Not only does surveillance exist in every country, but putting real life examples here is too controversial and perfect bait for a FlameWar, [[EvenEvilHasStandards which is quite repulsive, really]]. All we ask is that you go about your life, secure in the knowledge that, no matter where you are, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle We Are Watching]]. The {{trope name|rs}} comes from Creator/{{George Orwell}}'s novel Literature/NineteenEightyFour, which was meant as a fictionalization of the authoritarian rule of Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union. In theory, all people in communism should be equal like brothers. But this can [[AnalogyBackfire also be interpreted]] to mean that there has to be a Big Brother in charge so as to take care of his little brothers. [[noreallife]]

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Yes, this is TruthInTelevision, but there is [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease no need to go into specifics]]. Not only does surveillance exist in every country, but putting real life examples here is too controversial and perfect bait for a FlameWar, [[EvenEvilHasStandards which is quite repulsive, really]]. All we ask is that you go about your life, secure in the knowledge that, no matter where you are, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle We Are Watching]]. The {{trope name|rs}} comes from Creator/{{George Orwell}}'s novel Literature/NineteenEightyFour, ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', which was meant as a fictionalization of the authoritarian rule of Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union. In theory, all people in communism should be equal like brothers. But this can [[AnalogyBackfire also be interpreted]] to mean that there has to be a Big Brother in charge so as to take care of his little brothers. [[noreallife]]
17th Oct '17 9:47:15 PM Dingbot
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'''Supergirl:''' I have eyes that can see through solid matter. I have ears that can hear your slightest word... Your heartbeat... Your breathing... You do '''anything''' that hurts others... I ''''will''' find you... and you '''won't''' like it. Do we have an understanding?

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'''Supergirl:''' I have eyes that can see through solid matter. I have ears that can hear your slightest word... Your heartbeat... Your breathing... You do '''anything''' that hurts others... I ''''will''' '''will''' find you... and you '''won't''' like it. Do we have an understanding?
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