I'm afraid of what the new crop of tycoons will do to manage content. I'm imagining the following nightmare scenario:
Mr. McMoneypants: I know there are people out there watching my intellectual property for free and it frosts my balls!
Prof. Techflunky: You know, if we monitored everything everyone watched then we could send them a small bill every-time they enjoyed your IP. We could make the fee small enough for them to afford it, but have a huge penalty if they refused.
Mr. McMoneypants: Is that even possible?
Prof. Techflunky: It's all just engineering. The first step is to eliminate anonymity from the internet. Since this will lessen hacking and terrorism I'm sure we can get the necessary government backing.
Mr. McMoneypants: Holy Christmas! As it just so happens I own a few politicians! Here's a billions dollars! Put together a team!
Prof. Techflunky: As you wish master.