Almost everyone is now living their lives remotely from the safety of a Stim chair in their own homes via robotic mechanical surrogates. These are younger, more sexy, fitter, more physically perfect versions of themselves with more hair, or sometimes, nothing at all like themselves at all! It's a little like a reality version of Second Life] or The Sims. Supposedly, this is a world where crime, pain, fear and consequences no longer exist, except seeing Bruce Willis drive in the unsurprising chase scene, I couldn't help wondering why anyone didn't just drive like that with their surrogate just for fun. You can't be done for dangerous driving if you can't kill anyone - though it would still cause damage to property. FBI agents, Greer and Peters, investigate the first murder in years; that of a college student who is discovered to be the son of Cantor, the man who invented the technology, while borrowing his surrogate. Cantor has now left the company he created, VSI. The weapon used is a hi-tech ray-gun that can actually kill the person behind the surrogate, but who created the weapon? Tom Greer's son has died and he isn't getting on with his wife. Why is it that Bruce Willis' son has always died and he isn't getting on with his wife? Oh! And he is forced to play the one-cop-against-the-system role again when he is suspended and his surrogate removed. Talk about typecasting! Then you have walled-off “Dread Nation” reservations within major cities where people reject the new technology and shun all machines. Led by The Prophet, they are working towards the revolution. I thought the ideas could have been taken further than they were, and instead it became only a guess who is behind the surrogate story that was ultimately very predictable - the Prophet, his boss, his partner. I would have rather had more exposition on why the wife needed to lock herself in her room, take pills and flirt with young-looking surrogates than face reality. After all, that was the charge made against humanity as a whole, that they could not face reality, but at least she supposedly had an excuse, with a deceased son and a facial disfigurement. Worth seeing, but could have been better. At only 89 minutes running time, many have wondered what was left on the cutting room floor.