Thursday, 28 March 2013

A Real Life Incorporated Man

Last year I read The Unincorporated Man, about a man from the past who's woken up in a future where people have become corporations, with their stocks bought and sold by others.  Their shareholders determine their lives, from what job they'll get to when they can take a vacation.

Apparently there's a real life Incorporated Man, and his name is Kenneth Michael Merrill.  You can read about him at Wired.  It's an interesting - and potentially terrifying - article.  Merrill incorporated in 2008 and has already given his investors the chance to decide what projects he works on and who he's allowed to date.

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