There are two key opposing forces at work:
1) Self-concern (selfishness, egoism, psychopathic desire, etc.)
2) Spiritual awakening (altruism, forgiveness, creation, etc.)
Any system will be gamed by ego, so long as ego exists. Ego (self-concern) is the source of all evil. Every evil thing you can think of has self-concern lurking in the shadows right behind it. For the world to become like the Garden of Eden, we need to have everyone give up self-concern. Some will never want to do that. Desire is too strong. Desire for laziness, lust, money, etc. That desire leads to suffering and a dystopic future.
Giving up self-concern to the point of altruistic, unconditional love, perfect responsibility for everything (yes, everything), fearless confidence, but utter humility -- these will lead to a perfectly humane and empowering future.
Who will win? The answer is obvious -- the spiritual! It is the superior viewpoint -- the viewpoint of cause and creation. The psychopaths will lose, because they are "physical" and "at effect." They are ego which is the false, action-reaction self (which includes karma). But not everyone will be able to let go of their ego. So, they will end up deciding to stay in suffering forever -- until long after the sun goes red giant and turns this planet into a lake of fire.