I would wager that the world will be completely run by corporations in the next 30-50 years or so.
Yet, with all the advances in robotics, etc putting more and more people out of work, how will the corporations, using our current pseudo-capitalist system, remain afloat? That is the real question moving forward. Once unemployment hits 15-20% or higher I foresee Martial Law kicking in to control the millions of unemployed. Controlling the population will be easy with all these tracking systems in place. That is why this(the tracking) is taking place, to give them the control they need when they need it.
Right now we are all "skating" in the new United Police States of America.
However, there is a conundrum: With less consumers and tighter control of the populous, that would mean lower profits. I think right now they are brainstorming on this, trying to find a way to keep the new Police State in effect while keeping the revenue flowing, sort of like China. What a conundrum.
Even though we "hide" behind our slashdot aliases, I'm sure the Corpse(ahem...) NSA knows exactly who we all are on here...