Thursday, July 05, 2007

Corporate armies

Private corporate armies are a staple of the cyberpunk genre, and some exist de facto in parts of the world like Africa where central government is weak. But now one of the world's largest countries - Russia - is allowing them. naturally, it's to protect the oil and gas industry from "terrorism", but the upshot is that the executives of those companies just got themselves a private army. I wonder how they'll use it?