Would You Like a Surveillance Camera With That?

Subject is playing footsie with date…has refused bread service…Photo: iStockphotoIn 1785, philosopher Jeremy Bentham designed the Panopticon, a prison in which you could see everybody all the time, without them knowing. But he never thought people would be eating there! Restaurants all over New York are keeping an eye on diners and employees alike, an article in today’s Post reports.

The uses for the surveillance differ from restaurant to restaurant — Daniel uses it to monitor service, Phillipe staffers are rumored to ogle make-out sessions, Momofuku Noodle Bar peers at God knows what — but the fact remains the same: Keep your hands to yourself and don’t get out of line. Big Brother is watching you from the kitchen.

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