In a future world, nearly all humans have an embedded neural connection to a massive computer system known as the Stream. One exception to that is Ryan Unger who cannot be connected to the net because of a childhood accident that damaged his neurological system. By the standards of the time, Ryan is an imbecile relying on reading books for information while the majority simply having to think it. When a virus starts to kill some of them however, it's Ryan who concludes that it is coming from the Stream itself and all attempts to stop it will be unsuccessful. Only Ryan can save them - both now and in the future. Written by
Did You Know?
The quote that Ryan paraphrases to Cheryl about the only crime worse than burning books was not reading them was spoken by writer Ray Bradbury. The actual quote is, "You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.". See more