The solution is RoboCop, a cyborg prototype that’s allowed to use deadly force on the streets of Detroit, because his brain is (mostly) intact, and his decisions are his own. Unfortunately, RoboCop is also a calculated sham. The implants in Murphy’s head aren’t just rewriting neural activity as control signals, but firing signals back into the brain, as well. When RoboCop responds to a crime, he’s doing so based on preset algorithms. Meanwhile, the implants are subtly tweaking Murphy’s gray matter, convincing him that every action he took was his idea. RoboCop is an autonomous drone, following rules and protocols established by his creators. “The system creates the illusion of free will. OmniCorp makes a machine that thinks it’s a man,” says Padilha.