GOOD. When people fear the government, there is tyrrany. When government fears the people, there is freedom.
I would also like to add that, when there is little barrier to tracking the calls of mundane political opponents, or even listening in to their calls, than a check box on a piece of paper saying "You got a warrant, didn't you?", there is nothing to stop a G. Gordon Liddy type from listening in on the other presidential candidate's conversations, and their planners and donors and strategists.
This is the mechanism by which 1984 will happen -- sufficient important stuff done in the virual world that a government, with an easy-to-use virtual world panopticon, will indeed abuse it.
All human history teaches this course.