The digital economy has opened up new possibilities, some outside of our control and some within our control, new models are evolving. The new models are addressing triple bottom lines and sustainability. The financial crash of 2008 and the Arab Spring have accelerated the evolution of the new models, including how to run Governments. Smaller is better because today’s smaller is far bigger than the larger of 100 years back.

Hong Kong and Singapore have been successful city States. The demand for a more independent Scotland, Catalonia, or Telangana is the manifestation of city State possibilities.

I think in the long term, we will see the world as a union of city States.