The state is an abstraction of the city which binds cities together and the corporation is an abstraction of the state which acts to bind states together. But these abstractions are unecessary. These middlemen and their gentrification can be removed.
Its a matter of maturity. The idea of the ‘president’ or of an ‘executive’ is stupid. Like a brain that had devolved its function to a single cell or hand full of cells. It casts people into a role where they are supposed to aspire to tell others what to do or reduce their volition. That this is some how desirable, is just promotion of cult. We are moving in a direction where people might take on the stupid meaningless corporate names as their sir names i.e., John Exxon, as they once did their townships. It would be better to go back in the direction of matrilineal naming conventions.
If we do get something like strong scaleable AI it seems likely it would quickly dispatch states and corporations. It doesnt have to function on the logic of fear over sustainance or survival or even growth.