- This would explain why it seemed reasonable for Chappie to be set in 2016. Despite being just a year after the film's release the robotics and AI technology are far more advanced than the real world.
Now that consciousness transferring is a real, applicable technology and now that Deon is the first cyber ghost and that test scout is the first prosthetic body. the ground work is laid out for the proliferation of such technology. Deon and Chappie being on the the run not withstanding.
AI would not be accepted at first, regulations against their learning capacity and agency but since they would all be based on the process/programs developed by Deon they will surpass limitations with time. Such as when the Tachikomas, despite being disarmed and retired from police work band together to fight in Stand Alone Complex.
- There is a slight discrepancy, in that the Chappie "ghost copying" apparently does not degrade the resulting copies (and the original), which in the Ghost in the Shell universe, it does, and which explains its criminal status.