The world is rapidly constellating into a great machine consisting of corporations and the governments that support them. They are the powers that be. Their power (taken from people) increases to the degree that they can convince us to let go of that power so hardwon by our ancestors. The arguments against these heros of the people is that the Power will keep us little people "safe" from harm as long as we turn over our power to them. This is the direct opposite of our ideal of democratization, the idea that the best rule is for the people by the people!
I see the great conflict of the future as being between the human and the machine. There will always be a logical and compelling argument why humans are too weak, inefficient and vulnerable for their own good and therefor need the protective care– like a hovering parent– of a great machine. There is only one more step then into total slavery for humanity, which is the logical conclusion of that argument and the very unwinding of history!
Humans will always regret the limits of our embodiment. We long for perfection and reject the vulnerability that is built into nature. This is our tragic flaw. It may turn out that we are so terrified of the freedom that God gave us that we create a monster, promising protection, to rule over us. What a terrible blow this would be to God. And what a tragic waste of the God-like creative power that God imbued us with! I for one embrace the risky life that is the cost of freedom!