That's already begun. Citizens United has put machines (Corporations) firmly in control — as if they didn't have too much already! Of course, it will be messy here too because these machines can be controlled by anyone with enough cash: Communist China, Al Qaeda, etc.
We like to think that we have it better here but we're being controlled just as much. The difference is that these guys think they can control their people by limiting their speech where here they do it by drowning your speech in unlimited volumes of Corporate "speech".