It is the far future. Earth is beautifully planned efficiently run and happily united. It is the world that dreamers have envisioned since the beginning of time - no slums, no crime, no poverty, no disease, no shortages. But still, it is a world with problems - people have become so lazy, so self-satisfied, that human progress has all but ceased. To make matters worse, addicts of the newly-developed "programmed dreams" are increasing at an enormous rate.
Only a few individuals understand the far-reaching consequences of these problems; only a few realize that the human race is destroying itself.