Advancements in computer science and biotechnology have made the unthinkable possible: human brains running on hard drives inside our heads. With the help of this simple surgical procedure, the human mind is capable of light-speed processing, instant telecommunication around the world, and unlimited access to all known data through their wireless virtual network, The Feed. No one seems to have any problem with with the world as it is, except, strangely, for Dr. Tobin, a man responsible for performing such procedures.
Dr. Tobin is not like everyone else. His operating system is slowly breaking down to the point where he has become conscious of his and everyone else’s “condition” in which emotion and personality are vague artifacts of another century. The only reasonable explanation for this is his frequent linking with a quarantined patient, Matthew, whose initial procedure failed long ago leaving him with no memory and no access to The Feed.
Dr. Tobin secretly takes advantage of Matthew’s defect, allowing him to disconnect from the network and finally be at peace, away from constant streaming information, data, and alerts. The only thing standing in his way is Katherine, a nurse at the hospital, who forces him on to stay on schedule and perform the procedure on Alaine, a little girl. Dr. Tobin will avoid this at all costs as he just wants to disconnect, but he finds himself in a peculiar position when his mistake leads Matthew to rediscover who he really is.
Production Stills by Max Pham.
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