Companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google have reached a scale resembling the British East India Company, and they eclipse the economies of many countries.
How have these companies ascended to power?
- Ineptitude of nations themselves:
- USA for example has shown an inability to orchestrate mass testing or an effective collaboration between state healthcare systems
- Amazon has become a public utility
- SpaceX has encroached on NASA
Are these companies a good thing?
- Yes - they are providing services and research the government is failing to provide
- No - they have put the population under intense surveillance