What is The System? In the last days of the twentieth century three mathematicians working at the hedge fund I Capital discovered a formula that describes the entire universe as a system of mathematical relations and probability. The formula predicts that the universe is part of an information generating simulation and can be manipulated. I Capital becomes very successful, but the team that discovered the existence of "The System" are troubled by the ethical dilemma of keeping the world in the dark. Boss Zachary Tweed kills Jean-Claude Lafayette, the head of the group before he goes public and to silence the other two, but not even the prediction power of I's new models can help him prepare for the unknown chain of events that is about to unfold that will shake existence to its core.