The more sophisticated the internet becomes, the more we will become reliant on it. The more reliant we become, the more vulnerable we become to those who, for whatever nefarious reasons, might wish to disrupt it. And to protect us from those who might want to disrupt it, Government will step in to save us. Thus, if the internet succeeds, then we're beholden to Government and Government will control the Net. If the internet "fails", i.e., does not deliver the golden age its touts promise us, then... well, internet go "down..."