A few years ago I read some predictions from weird futurists that mega corporation in the future will collide with states as their interest may differ.
To be honest, I believed I wouldn’t see it during my lifetime (and I’m not so old) but it’s just what happened between China and Google since the beginning of the year:
– a mega corporation is talking to a state one to one
– a mega corporation is interfering with what has long been a state backyard: censorship and freedom of speech.
As the Russian – Japanese war of 1904 is the first mark of European decline during the 20th century, this event is maybe the 1st mark of the 21st century seeing mega corporations behaving like states.