It is highly unlikely that corporations will take over. Short and long term, most technology is headed away from having central authorities and middlemen, information, banking, energy, water, food, manufacturing are just a few on a very long list. On top of that, deflationary economic pressure, from falling energy prices and manufacturing costs, pretty much wreck governmental central authorities over the next 20-25 years as their tax revenues dry up.
The specific goal of RICO is to punish the use of an enterprise to engage in certain criminal activities. A person who uses an enterprise to engage in a pattern of racketeering may be convicted under the RICO criminal statute (18 U.S.C.A. § 1963). An enterprise is defined as "any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity, and any union or group of individuals associated in fact although not a legal entity." A pattern is defined as "at least two acts of racketeering activity, one of which occurred after the effective date of [RICO's passage] and the last of which occurred within 10 years … after commission of a prior act of racketeering activity."
Racketeering activity under federal law includes a number of criminal offenses, including: Bribery; sports bribery; counterfeiting; felony theft from interstate shipment; Embezzlement from Pension and Welfare funds; extortionate credit transactions; Fraud relating to identification documents; fraud relating to access devices; transmission of gambling information; Mail Fraud; wire fraud; financial institution fraud; citizenship or naturalization fraud; obscene matter; Obstruction of Justice; obstruction of criminal investigation; obstruction of state or local law enforcement; witness tampering; retaliation against witness; interference with commerce, bribery, or extortion; interstate transportation in aid of racketeering; interstate transportation of wagering paraphernalia; unlawful welfare fund payments; prohibition of illegal gambling business; Money Laundering; monetary transactions in property derived from unlawful activities; murder for hire; sexual exploitation of children; interstate transportation of stolen motor vehicles; interstate transportation of stolen property; sale of stolen goods; trafficking in motor vehicles and parts; trafficking in contraband cigarettes; white slave traffic; restrictions of payments and loans to labor organizations; embezzlement from union funds; Bankruptcy fraud; fraud in the sale of Securities; felonious manufacture, importation, receiving, concealment, buying, selling, or otherwise dealing in narcotic or other dangerous drugs; and any act that is indictable under the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act.
" even up to the point of feeling citizen recordings are a "game" that activists will tire of if officers refuse to rise to the "bait.""
Google glass, contact lenses with cameras, life logging cameras, SSD storage size doubling every 1 1/2 to 2 years. Not much of a chances this trend is going to stop, if anything it is going get much more massive. With little brother (citizens) trying to film everything, versus big brother (government) attempting to delete, deny, and hide everything.
Every little bit of data tells a tale about you. Each piece, on its own, is a piece of a larger puzzle that describes your life. Allowing a government, whose goal is to store all data about you forever, access to small pieces of your life is insanity.
Robotics, automation, digital currencies, immortality, nanotechnology, cheap solar energy, cheap energy storage, etc, all converge on or about the year 2025. The job loss due to automation is just one of many concerns. The deflationary pressure and loss of tax revenue is the one that should concern everyone, as it will lead to governments making seriously stupid bandaid style choices, that will only make things worse.
The thing you have to remember is the MPAA and RIAA are funded by the content industry. They need to show they are doing something to continue to get paid. Hence the stupidity of suing their clients customers, 3 strikes, etc.