In 1987, Paul Verhoeven imagined a future where a superhuman cyborg police officer fights crime in Detroit and faces a nefarious megacorporation in his film RoboCop. Dystopian fantasy? Sure… for now. It’s not totally implausible in an era of strict Internet surveillance and rampant corruption amongst the one percent.
That future is being revisited next month when José Padilha’s RoboCop remake hits theaters — and the ominous OmniCorp is still at the center of the controversy. A viral video has surfaced, spotted on Gizmodo, that features a rep for the sinister group delivering a keynote presentation at CES (in the year 2027) about the company’s RC-2000 project. The new technology combines the strength and speed of a robot with the soul of a human — a true union of man and machine. OmniCorp would like us to believe it’s the “next step in our very evolution," but we've seen the first film and know better.
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