Throughout the 3rd Westworld season, we are shown an AI technology (Rehoboam) capable of predicting everyone's future, hence the direct implication that humans don't have too much of a "free will" left. Rehoboam's only "vulnerability" seems to be the hosts. Yet, Ford was a human and not a robot, and his critique of humanity was obvious from the beginning.

He even tells Bernard during one of the first episodes that he thinks mankind has already reached its limits. Furhermore, he even kills another human being simply because she was in the way of the hosts and at one point during the 1st season, he tells Bernard that humans were so aggressive they "ate" the Neanderthals.

Rehoboam was in a full "protect the humans" mode all this time. Why didn't he do anything to stop Ford from accomplishing his plans or at the very least consider Ford a 'red flag' and eventually inform Serac about his intentions to liberate the hosts who were posing a great threat to humans in general?

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Rehoboam cannot see into the park, and Ford very rarely leaves the park. That is why Serac goes to such lengths to get the data, it is inaccessible to any system he controls.

  • Rehoboam is absolute: both omnipresent and omnipotent. While Ford "rarely" leaves the park (although at least in one scene during the 2nd season we've seen him at one of Man in Black's parties), Westworld isn't protected by some kind of magical protective shield (there is no such a thing) that can interfere with Rehoboam's vision. As far as I know, Serac simply wanted the data from the park because it contained important information about the guests (and not the hosts) and about human consciousness (Delos were probably pioneers in trying to achieve immortality). May 5, 2020 at 13:49
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    No it isn’t, there has been a story arc running since season 1 about trying to exfiltrate data that only exists in the park.
    – Gaius
    May 6, 2020 at 10:19

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