One speculation implicit in the reading of He She and It, is that one day we may all pledge our allegiance to a corporation instead of a state or government entity. This future phenomenon is sometimes referred to as the corporatocracy.
In Piercy’s novel, the government has essentially collapsed into a powerless background noise. It holds no real power and cannot even finish the construction of the infrastructure that it had begun prior. “Parts of the Glop were under domes, but the system had not been completed before government stopped functioning. There were still elections, every two years, but they were just highly bet-on sporting events. All politicians did was run for office.” In this description, the role of the government is purely ceremonial. It seems as though the tradition has been carried over by its own momentum but serves no exterior function.
In our contemporary society, we see many of the preliminary signs of corporate power usurping government power. Some arguments can be made about corporations in the United States playing a more powerful role than traditional political institutions. For example health insurance companies influencing the creation of universal healthcare; Apple, defending the people’s right to privacy against the FBI; Target implementing store policy towards transgender which then becomes the basis for new executive action from the white house; contracting companies such as Blackwater fighting Americas wars, with KBR and Haliburton providing support to conventional troops overseas, etcetera, etcetera.
Given the evidence that, at least beginning in the U.S., citizens may not only be employed by the corporation they work for, but someday also become citizens of a corporation instead of a country. As corporations span multiple continents and trade becomes more and more globalized, is the state becoming irrelevant? If so, would that be good or bad? Could the world improve if corporate capitalism becomes hegemonic, and the institution of states becomes extinct, or would it be the beginning of a dystopian collapse of society?
 Vanbergen, Graham. “The Rise of the Corporatocracy.” Via truepublica.org.uk. Off-guardian.org. https://off-guardian.org/2016/06/23/the-rise-of-the-corporatocracy/
 Piercy, Marge. He, She, and It. (New York: Ballantine Books, 1991)