Lumic gives a presentation to the assembled small audience. There are diagrams! Charts and graphs! Info-thingies! "The most precious thing on this Earth is the human brain, and yet we allow it to die. But now Cybus Industries has perfected a way of sustaining the brain indefinitely within a cradle of copyrighted chemicals. And the latest advances in synapse research allows [sic] cyber-kinetic impulses to be bonded onto a metal exoskeleton. This is the ultimate upgrade. Our greatest step into cyberspace." The President requests that Lumic back the fuck up, and Lumic pulls off his oxygen mask, all in a huff. "I don't need the pitch," says the President. "I think we all know what this 'ultimate upgrade' entails. And I'm here to tell you, John: the answer is no. My government does not give you permission. And I think no government ever will." Having finished, he stands. Lumic whines that he wrote a paper for the ethical committee, but the President just scoffs: "Come on, it's not just unethical -- it's obscene." Lumic gets desperate and starts whining that he's dying, and whatever, and the President's all, "Sorry? But that doesn't mean you can pervert nature, dude." Lumic says that without the Cyberman project, he's been condemned to death. Just like everybody else. "My inventions have advanced, this whole planet...Would you have all that perish? "You're a fine businessman," says the President, "but you're not God. I'm really very sorry, but I think we should end it there." And if he were God, and refused to let it end? He says goodbye and leaves, saying that he'll see Pete later at the party. Lumic -- and this is putting it mildly -- wigs out hardcore. "Not the only country in the world!" Says Peter: "There's always New Germany." A place I'm sure is just awesome. But Lumic's not having it: "This is the home land. My birthplace. You may leave."
Once Pete's gone, Lumic turns his wheelchair back to the computer, calling up Crane to ask, "Did the override work?" Mr. Crane -- whom we see in a factory office -- says that it needs a bit of fine-tuning, but that everything's working. "I've been testing the system, sir." The abducted homeless, who are standing and staring into space, are all wearing EarPods. Crane uses a remote control to walk them back and forth, back and forth, and even Lumic's creeped out: "Are you having fun, Mr. Crane?" Crane gets sheepish: "It's just -- well, it's...irresistible." Gross me out. "Then resist. And start the upgrade." Crane, rather optimistically, asks if they got permission, and Lumic explains that he's changed the rules all of a sudden: "I am governed by greater laws, old friend. The right of a man to survive." Crane marches the homeless back through another door, and into a red area. They go in and start screaming. Mr. Crane winces and asks for "Track #19." "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" starts playing, loud, all through the factory. (Ixesha lifikile/ Lala/ Lala kahle: "Time has come, sleep. Sleep well.") He wanders out into the middle of the room, happily, as we see the blades swooping down on the abductees. Outside, the factory lights are reflected beautifully in a lake, and everything's quiet.