Ok, just watched this series... and just deleted my reply!! Isn't that great? I guess I didn't watch S2... as I looked up the Wikipedia on it and don't remember it at all, and I just watched it and the 2 films.. I think it was because the comments on S2 weren't very good and they recommended it be skipped... but now, I think I'll check S2 out, it's only 11 eps, which does seem to imply 'filler' as someone else said above. The end of the last film does imply a continuance of the storyline.
I've seen this whole 'brain' thing a number of times, I'm sure others here have in various scifi... I think I remember one from the 50s... the old Star Trek series.. etc. even Harry Potter included a little hint of it at their Ministry of Magic basement scene run amuk. That said, it's always pretty much the same, but here they utilize psychos.... usually the personality type isn't mentioned... same with the concept of psychopathy, which wasn't well known until fairly recently... with those books like The Mask of Sanity, and especially that book from behind the Nazi and later Soviet iron curtain which had an extremely hard time getting published at all, and then only by Laura Knight-Jadcyzk's group which studies all this esoteric stuff: "Political Ponerology"... the process of how psychopaths infiltrate, take over, pervert and destroy all of society and its many organizations, perverting the language built up to support it... the intellectual idiocy and corruption we see especially recently in the establishment's attack on Trump... as the two parties here in the States are both run and controlled by the same oligarchy... which isn't mentioned in Psycho Pass... I haven't seen S2 yet, but the 2 films don't imply any change it the worldview of the Sybil system... based in brains of the smart intellectual type of psychos... which just doesn't work if you know anything about psychos... they are naturally born human predators, and are easier to understand when you see them that way... the way they are.. they way they see themselves... Yes, like anyone else, there are smart and dumb ones... the smart ones can hold their desires in check to achieve their goals of controlling others, other groups, govts, etc... and there's no way they would willingly join some collective without seeing something in it for them... they wouldn't give up their bodies.. as they don't see any life outside of it.... this anime suffers from this same misunderstanding as most projects that utilize this plot device... no knowledge of the SG.... secret govt.. that runs the lower rungs in the 'deep state' and establishment... the SG types stay in the shadows.... especially the upper branches... the lower ones are any and everywhere hiding in plain sight, as they are newbies to the system.... and not really 'tested', so expendable, same as the entire establishment etc... and especially us... the masses, the sheeple.. and this Sibyl system does portray how the masses just want peace, but the SG types thrive on the opposite... and their masters above them, mostly feed off of negative energy, thus why everything 'good', turns 'bad' in the eyes of the masses.. the SG types burn candles at both ends simultaneously.... preparing parties to go to war with each other... to keep wars going, etc.... the banksters feed the money system we have in the West.. they setup Lenin and Trotsky in Russia, lost control when Lenin died, then setup Hitler and his Nazis... using the Nazi Jews... who helped them in order to setup their own state in Palestine.... using their HQs in the Western capitals... etc, etc... always the same story.. We live in Purgatory... 'dark side' rules here... we have to 'wake up' and see the need to choose sides.. .then empower that choice.
But this is all rather esoteric, and most artist types just touch upon the matter of the 'real nature of our world'... you can see this in most of these dystopian projects... apocalyptic storylines... end of the world... etc... because the end of our Iron Age is said to be upon us... etc. The use of Psychos is rather new, before they would just be megalomaniacs, same thing really, but with time and further study/analysis, the names and data get more specific... but the data on psychos is mostly rather new and like pedophiles, is being brought out of the closet for the New World Order... hidden in the closet all these eons... waiting for their chance to 'shine' on the pubic stage, to take their bows and enjoy the limelight... this is implied here in PsychoPass, and the reason Sibyl wants to study Akane, our MC... to see how best to continue to manipulate the masses and sell their 'dope' or fake intellectual BS... in order to 'go public'... all of which is rather ridiculous considering they aren't physical beings... which is a big problem with this plotline... the writer needs to expand beyond this Sibyl system to the SG types that control it behind in the shadows.... which is how our 'real world' works... there's always a bigger 'top dog' in the shadows pulling the strings... same in Oz.
I'll go check out S2, even if it looks to be disappointing... but it's short, and I'm always looking for fragments anyway... this storyline does go 'shonen' as others said... but the characters are good... just hoping the story goes deeper than what all the other 'disembodied brains' projects have done before.... but that would have to be in a future film/series.