United World Government. It first came to power as NATO needed a more universally accepted form of government, one the entire world could agree with. Being not only the law makers/enforcers, the UWG also centralized businesses, for example, ones dealing with biotechnology and gene therapy into one individual corporate entity. Have near limitless funding, and the ability to conduct research outside of both legal and moral boundaries, the UWG has the most powerful and frightening technology humanity has ever conceived. As time passes, and their ability to create technology beyond the curve, the UWG finally gives birth to artificial intelligence, AI. Everything from aerial vehicles to surface patrolling power suits are controlled, organized, and directed by a single AI, Eva.
As time passes, the need for humans to do dangerous work diminishes. The jobs of law enforcement, paramedics, firefighters, even city planners and engineers are replaced by constructs designed by Eva.