It’s little under a century from now, and people are more machine than ever. Cybernetic upgrades to humanity, offered at little cost, exist to eradicate human problems like hunger. The 5% have fled to the stars but the masses are left to either struggle through an apocalyptic wasteland or comply to shutting off their fatal hunger. The price? Domination by a new mechanic elite.
It’s a cursed half-life where the only release is a virtual paradise people can plug into, but even utopia gets glitches.
In this dark future where horror is mitigated by being propped up in life by machinery, songwriter Sterling Moss tries to breed happiness in his music. Shy and unassuming, he continues to churn out optimism-inducing pop songs for the very corporations that breed despair. Invited to a strange party (which are mythological happenings in such a dark world) he finds himself in the company of an otherworldly woman who challenges everything he thought he knew about his perfectly ordinary life.
As Sterling is lead down the rabbit hole into an alternate, or perhaps real, world of truths and secrets, his new knowledge and his new relationship are both tested by the forces that start to see the greatest threat: someone who has found the secret to real happiness instead of being fed it from on high as he becomes Sterling Infinity, the #MentalHybrid leader of the #HybridNation.
What seems revolutionary in the future is no less psychadelic, erotic and truthful than it is now: society, at an epoch of exploring both the crazy inevitabilities and the shocking missed opportunities of both people and science, is challenging us to think about what binaries remain in place and which have been instilled there through fear and convenience.