The economic power of the private sector reaches areas that were previously under the control of states. This would not be risky if it were areas where national governments or multilateral organizations enjoyed precedence or the definitions were complete through international legislation and agreements; This is the case for cyberspace or flight operations. The perceived problem stems from the more classical concept of ownership, that is, since private firms are able to offer certain products or services – which others cannot – in said areas and spaces, they are then conceived as property that can be exploited for economic purposes.
what mentioned before This is clearly demonstrated by the flight operations initiated by SpaceX with funding from Elon Musk and the purchase of Twitter by the same stratospheric millionaire. Both space outside Earth’s orbit, as well as the digital space of the Internet, are subject to constant conflict. It differs from the material dimensions which determine the characteristic, For example, about the Earth, in these elements the physical concept is absent; For this reason, the amount of investment in these two cases is striking. In addition, it revives the tense debate about the limits of state action.
said discussion About the futility of the state is not limited to warnings about the participation of private parties in activities that even the national states themselves (or the union of these organizations in international organizations) could not fully explore and control. In the case of social networks, in recent years, an interesting debate has begun about who should regulate the interactions that take place there, especially given that the majority of users The Internet is also a service of social media companies, and therefore its presence in the digital world requires a legitimate authority that identifies problems and resolves disputes. However, the reluctance to see social networks as an extension of the public space has been widespread. It stands to reason that arguments about liberties are the first to be uttered.
Despite this complex reality and the multiple interests associated with these issues, I consider it appropriate to highlight the risks that individuals aspire to control in spaces where there is, at the very least, a representative capacity vacuum. It is true that there are certain agreements and that countries such as the United States and other countries that have conducted space operations have certain agreements and definition mechanisms around these elements, but they appear to be insufficient in the face of aspirations of economic power. With regard to Internet and social networking companies, it is also true that in the United States they have the ability to hold the owner of Facebook responsible and make it appear, however, in other parts of the world such events would practically not be expected. In general, it is clear that the world as a whole does not pay enough attention to these issues and there is a vacuum in the legitimate authority that has been able to contain or place restrictions on the special ones that are now, as well as their supremacy. In the physical space of the planet, they also look beyond: digital space and space.
- In the coming years, it will be necessary to consider that multilateral organizations open spaces for permanent dialogue – on equal terms – to decide on areas of indifference. It is, for the future, one of the most interesting topics, but at the same time the most controversial and a pending solution.