A secret government project put microchips in babies' brains, and they all grew up to be geniuses. Only problem is, the chips start to break down, causing intense dreams which slowly drive them mad, and none of the kids survives past their 21st birthday. Ed finds out about it on his 20th. Agent Winston, assigned to bury the project, frames Ed for murder. Maria, who he met at the party, is a witness. Together, they set off to clear their names, find a cure, help other cybs, and stay out of jail and alive.