The year is 1968.
A seven-year-old boy, named Clay, has just finished building a contraption that remotely opens and closes a little outside door for his family's dog. He's constantly building toys and mechanical contraptions like this one: Using spare bike parts, old TVs, radios and any other objects that he can get his hands on. 8 years later, the year is 1976. The first personal computers hit the market. Clay, now 15, finds himself immediately drawn to the newly developing industry of computers. He soon begins creating software programs and has a unique way of understanding how technology, and humans, can interact. Throughout his adolescence, because of this interest to understanding and his natural ingenuity, Clay creates and sells several computer software’s, develops a software business, appears on TV about a dozen times, meets the president and graduates from M.I.T. The year is 1982. Clay is 21. Clay loses his mother to coronary heart disease. Having not had a father in the picture, Clay's mother was one of the few people Clay had that he truly loved and could count on his life. Clay struggles with his mother's death the experience and idea of her death, and death in general, makes no sense to him. Clay wonders why a conscious intelligent being, unlike any other species, dies like every other species. How can a species, that can create fire, tools, computers, airplanes, rockets, medicine and so on still die basically the same, as a slug or a lizard? Early on, Clay forms the belief that it doesn't have to be this way. He believes, that in a not so far future, we can overcome the dependence on our weak and entropic biological human body through technology. Clay embarks on his pursuit of this belief. He studies and develops his theories and begins to immerse further and further into newly emerging computer software and biotechnologies.