One of the common tropes of the “cyberpunk” genre is megacorps that have basically replaced the government and do whatever they want. Now there are plans to make this real in Nevada.One of the common tropes of the “cyberpunk” genre is megacorps that have basically replaced the government and do whatever they want. Now there are plans to make this real in Nevada.
“According to a draft of the proposed legislation, obtained by the Review-Journal but not yet introduced in the Legislature, Innovation Zones would allow tech companies like Blockchains, LLC to effectively form separate local governments in Nevada, governments that would carry the same authority as a county, including the ability to impose taxes, form school districts and justice courts and provide government services, to name a few duties.”
“Zone requirements would include applicants owning at least 78 square miles (202 square kilometers) of undeveloped, uninhabited land within a single county but separate from any city, town or tax increment area. Companies would have at least $250 million and plans to invest an additional $1 billion in their zones over 10 years.
“The zones would initially operate with the oversight of their location counties, but would eventually take over county duties and become independent governmental bodies.
“The zones would have three-member supervisor boards with the same powers as county commissioners. The businesses would maintain significant control over board membership.”
With tech giants like Elon Musk investing in Nevada, this can mean only one thing: The era of cyberpunk catgirls is nigh.