Ellis – a young computer hacker – encounters another hacker called Pallas. She follows the trail until she discovers Pallas is not just an AI, but a consciousness that has arisen organically online: the internet manifest.
Together they try to improve the world. However, Ellis begins to have more and more moral issues with the actions she’s forced to take, until she is pushed into committing blackmail and even worse.
Ellis goes on the run and tries to shut Pallas down.
If they succeed – did they make the right choice?