We have established that we are watched. You can see the evidence all around you, from the cameras above the shop door, to Google knowing where you live and what ads to show you, to your banks record of your transactions.
There is no big brother. There is no need for one. We are living in a surveillance society. There is no need for the government to watch our every move, we do it for them. Every camera a private individual or business puts up contributes to the culture of scrutiny and supervision. Every website that logs your visit strengthens the society.
We have become so used to being watched that we no longer object to the watching. After all, it's only in place for our own safety.
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
- Benjamin Franklin