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Unintentionally Sympathetic: The evil rivals developing miniaturization. The Big Bad actually monologues to Jack that miniaturization would revolutionize the world, making whoever developed it fantastically rich - one word: Nanomachines. And the government is only developing it to fit schmutzes like Jack with sensory-jacking surveillance equipment.
Considering that the guy saying this hangs out with arms dealers, dictators, and murderers, believing him about any good intentions he might have seems foolhardy at best.