Nations are like giant corporations that occupy a fixed geographical region. They exploit the resources of this region to benefit those who are resident within this area. In the near future, there will be meta-nations. Since every available space on earth has been divided and shared among various nations, the meta-nations of the future will be nations within nations. These new nations will span many geographic regions. They will be like the colonies of old, only that this time around, you will not need to annex an entire region, to rule it. Rather these new nations will legally purchase land within various existing nations and establish colonies within them.