In two short years, the popularity of ebocloud.com has eclipsed that of Facebook and other rivals. And yet insular New York artist Ellison Luber is only mildly curious about the humanitarian social network. It takes a devastating act of violence -- apparently inflicted by his girlfriend, Charlotte -- to jar Ellie from his self-involvement.
On her trail, Ellie soon discovers Charlotte’s unsettling ties to the ebocloud founders and to a reclusive sci-fi novelist, Frederick Desalt, whose cult classic seems to have inspired her actions. To learn more, Ellie registers with "the cloud" and opens himself to connecting with his ebo "cousins."
As Ellie gains a grasp of ebocloud’s grand plan for a more loving society, the organization’s neuroscientists roll out the transformational dToo interface. Ellie and his cousins are swept along in an inexorable convergence of mind and cloud. Ellie sees how much will be asked of humanity in exchange for a more evolved form of love, as engineered by ebocloud’s idealistic architect, Radu Cajal.
Ebocloud asks us to envision the evolutionary course of human relationships being driven by emerging technology. And, in its portrayal of ebocloud’s visionary planners, challenges us to define the boundary between utopian aspirations and madness.