Cyberpunk becoming a reality
In most cyberpunk literature and films the world is controlled by mega corporations, and governments are reduced to shadows of their former selves with little real power.
Just re-reading Snow Crash where even the mafia is a franchise operation and of course William Gibson's books where shadowy mega corporations have the real power, the same in films like Blade Runner and Demolition Man.
Looks like this is on the way to becoming a reality.
Hope we don't go the Demolition Man route, don't fancy every restaurant being a Taco Bell, and the verbal abuse fines would bankrupt me in a week!