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Questions tagged [corporations]

This tag should be used for questions about big corporations in your own fictional world and should explain how the corporation is supposed to change this world.

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Could a welfare state co-exist with mega corporations?

The Hegemony is a welfare state dedicated in giving all citizens: housing, education, basic necessities (water, food, etc), and help with either finding employment or a job assigned by the Hegemony. ...
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How would fierce competition affect the adoption of alternative energy sources? [closed]

This is a continuation of the question asked here: How long would it take for nuclear energy to become adopted in a world on the brink of collapse? So, with my current timeline, nuclear energy (and ...
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How long would it take for nuclear energy to become adopted in a world on the brink of collapse?

For reference, I'm going with the accepted answer given here: How would technology adoption of Lithium Air battery work?. In my world, it makes sense that governments would be very interested in ...
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Would this scheme be profitable?

In the not so distant 2040s the world is heading towards a devastating energy crisis, climate change is slowly beginning to take its toll, and unemployment is on the rise globally. But one corporation ...
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Creating a world run by corporations [closed]

Recently, CDPR Projekt Red released a trailer featuring a dystopian cyberpunk world more or less run by corporations. To give an example, the most powerful (and expensive) medical services group will ...
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A Theocratic Megacorporation? [closed]

Imagine if a televangelist somehow managed to amass a devoted global following and used the funds from the offerings he gained from them to turn his cult into an N.G.O. superpower. How exactly would ...
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How would corporations come to be more powerful than governments? [closed]

I am working on a short story set in a world where governments have been usurped and now has been replaced by mega corporations that span the Solar system. They have there own mini armies, colonies, ...
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How could a modern company-state form? [closed]

In today's society, with most if not all of the surface land masses claimed by existing nations, and nations' authority being supported by virtue of recognition of other states, how would a company be ...
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What would an industry do with a microbe on Titan? [closed]

The setting would be on Titan in the 2200s. Because the institute preventing intrusions on new worlds that have possible organisms has very little money, they scan Titan on the surface, they don't see ...
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How to prevent Wikipedia's desire for donations in Bitcoins from enslaving the world

In honor of the 2 year 4 month aniversary of Tim B's infamous How would Facebook Sysadmins prevent the summoning of Cthulhu?... ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 17, 2019 The ...
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Great Old Ones Limited, or Why does Cthulhu need a Company?

A world much like our own. A city like the one in which you live. A corporation whose doors you pass every day. Maybe you notice the subtle sans-serif fonted words adorning the entrance, maybe you ...
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How could a corporation become a sovereign state in two or three hundred years?

Imagine a world two or three hundred years in the future, starting from now, in which some corporations (or groups of them) become independent states with sovereign territories. I’m aware this is very ...
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How bad would life have to be to resettle, even if safety is based on hearsay

In the world that I'm building, life on Earth has gotten pretty unbearable for some. My first thoughts are over-population, pollution, war, etc. A company/government comes along and tells you and your ...
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Would it be plausible for Corporatist Federation to allow its members to go to war?

Let's say that somewhere in Wildspace, there is a Corporatocracy. This Corporatocracy is ruled by a what is essentially a parliament, with membership restricted to those Corporate-Nations above a set ...
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Getting to Cyberpunk Corporate Nation-States

This should be easy, given how close we sometimes seem to already existing in some kind of cyberpunk dystopian vision of the near future, but I'm having a bit of trouble imagining exactly what the ...