I like my Future Dystopia fiction with a more realistic setting than “Hunger Games”

I recently saw “Hunger Games,” and I liked it. The only thing (and it is minor) is that, to me, the future dystopia setting strains credulity. I love a good future dystopia, but as I watched I just couldn’t buy in to human society ever shaping itself in that way. (Still, a great story and a great movie.)

Imagine, instead, a future where an elite group of about 150 multinational corporations controls about 40% of the wealth and resources of the world. In this future, an additional 550 of these mega-corps control another 40% of the world’s wealth and resources. Together, these 700 mega-corps, all of whom have interlocking stakes with one another, control 4/5 of the world’s wealth. (more…)