In the future you won't know your parents, you won't have a family. The friends you make on the server may not be there when you leave. Tame is one of the people that are nearly done with their time on the server. He's almost 18. Lake is a 12 year old genius hacker that wants to break out and change the system of things. The system? From the time you're born until you are an adult you're kept in a tube. Your mother gives birth to you, she doesn't even get to see you before you're taken away, you're placed in a tube and linked to the server. The server? A large net community. There are 4-5 different servers that people live in, each server separated by age.