The West is collapsing. As a natural person there is little hope for you. You are a slave to the state and to the few monopolies in control. The notion of privacy is foreign to you. You happily carry around a tracking device on your person and multiple within your home. They ensure your unwavering responsibility as a consumer and a citizen. There are fewer job prospects due to increased automation of labour. However, there are many ways in which you may entertain yourself at little cost. You may make an effort to become an entrepreneur and start a business as long as you sell it to one of the monopolies in due time. You are ordered to insure yourself against illness and injury or you will face ﬁnancial penalties and be refused treatment. You may not return to the ‘land’ and become self-sufﬁcient as you will be trespassing on private property of the government, elites or corporations. You are expected to be supportive, through taxation, no matter where you may go, of your nation’s battles as they are necessary to defend the sanctity of ‘the land of the free’ in which you reside and pledge allegiance to. You will be content to do so.
The West is collapsing. As a corporation, there is no need to fear as you are free to trade worldwide. You pledge no allegiance or support to any state or nation, as you may be doing business transactions with many. Your dedication is to seeking out new markets and increasing revenue streams for your shareholders, as is expected. Everything runs smoothly as you have deep insight and an easy commodity with the abundance of structured data you have gained. You enjoy the beneﬁts of advancing technology such as automating labour, improving your speed and accuracy, and reducing overhead costs. You are free to manipulate the market if you consider your share value too low. You laugh at taxes as there is always a means to avoid them…why, much of the fun is in devising the complex structure of your organisation to avoid such unnecessary burdens. After all, taxes are now only used to fund war and you do not meddle with such affairs as they may complicate reaching new markets and accessing resources. You should have no difﬁculty distributing services or goods as you have perfectly primed eager consumers to cater to. The world is your oyster, go make some money.