The prince of North Korea is one of the few remaining human diplomatic entities. Once it was kings or emperors, then Popes and Prime-ministers. Now we are represented by our own rules.
All the while these Machiavellian institutions are compelled by the fundamental, yet emergent, impetus to evolve. Driven by the current environmental landscape to conserve wealth at the expense of all else.
Already Presidents or CEOs are just the figure heads of huge algorithmic entities; the post human age has begun.
Looking at the behavior of our societies one would notice signs of intentionality. The inferred motives for this observed behavior would certainly differ from the proffered motives of the nominal leaders of those societies. Not all the conspiracies of the herd are ever articulated by any of its members.