Just watched it on 40D (where the distinctly average resolution when fullscreen helped make the screens at the end look even more fake. Much better pacing that last week, and a decent sci-fi, even if it didn't really hit home as a satire of x-factor stuff, like it was billed.|
I think he's just there to represent 'people'. There are three classes of people, those on bikes, those presumably consuming the power from the people on bikes in pampered luxury, and those who ate to much and pedalled to little, and either get shown on vacuous comedy shows and laughed at by 'people' or become cleaners and get shouted at by 'people'.
i suppose i meant nicer from the point of view of the protagonist; he took on the system and is now profiting from it. there are a LOT of interpretations you can take from it, i'm still struggling to find the significance in the prick on the bike who was horrible to everyone and had amassed about 22million merits, i'd love to know more about the world he lives in so that we could give his character some context.