My friend sent me a link to this article this morning and I almost collapsed like a shivering wreck to the floor at the sight of the glaring truth: they were really doing it. And they're doing it further; going into space. Turns out it's April fools and in many ways I'm heartened by this. It means that the subject of banks and their power is timely enough to be used in sinister jest and that others have drawn a similar logical conclusion although without the depth of research. But, on a sadder note: why haven't I considered space? Why would they set up in the Arctic and not go all the way to space?
Aesthetically it isn't as interesting - we know satellites and we are all familiar with them and they're activities so they don't really present an interesting visual and theoretical challenge to our expectations of how these things work. Perhaps as an afterthought it's worth mentioning a progression into space, or perhaps a supporting infrastructure but even as a joke, the article is pretty timely and telling of the world's views of the power of finance.
Moments later I come across this link from The Pirate Bay. We've known for a while that they've been investing in drone technology as a platform for operations but here they've speculated on being sold Greek airspace to carry out their activities. Although an obvious April Fool (see sentences like 'Greece is one of the few countries that understand LOSSes.') it's again showing a real relevance and interest in the subject of how physicality and corporate structure and demand interact.