With the help of a training character, you learn you're stuck in a system. "I can only tell you so much. Just keep going for a few more days. They might find me. Good luck"
"To learn the truth, go to 8 Silicon Drive tomorrow, instead of your scheduled assignment."
They tell you to get different, black market upgrades which reveal the true nature of the world, yet compromise some other ability. Sacrifice abilities for a "real view"
Once you learn that there's more to it, you try to break the game.