How Final Fantasy VII Predicted the Future

Corporate power has effectively taken over the government. Private military forces commit atrocities all across the world. The political system has been co-opted by corporations that have become so large they are effectively their own state. The poor and the rich are separated through housing zones. Meanwhile, the planet is dying. Greed and desire for power are killing the planet at a record pace. The extraction of energy from the ground is constant and unending, despite it being a limited resource. At a certain point, the knowledge of the planet’s destruction becomes obvious, but…