IN 2051, the Net delivers information and entertainment directly to consumers’ brains. America’s leading scientist, Shawn Muller, upgrades the AI that controls the military drones and defense grid with an “ethics core." When the algorithm determines that Shawn is a threat to humanity, he must run to escape execution. Shawn discovers a whole society that has rejected the technological invasion. They set off on a journey to bring down the very system that Shawn helped put in place.