When Frontiers Disappear: Post Apocalyptic Detroit
Well not quite Post yet, but it is starting to get there.
So when frontiers disappear and people can’t go find new external wonders to explore/conquer/build on… then they look inwards and make their own land.
People keep mentioning RoboCop though. RoboCop’s private government and enforcement branch would be more similar to Obama’s IRS, crushing dissent like the Boss.
I like how people organize, make profit, and build a niche based on security and peace. That’s very different from an authoritarian system telling you to Obey or else.