Can a soul be duplicated? Can one man’s madness save  civilization? Can an artificial intelligence have a heart? These  are not the questions one usually asks, but the answers may  determine the final outcome for the human race. It all begins with a little girl and her imaginary friend, whose  persistence defies reason. Meanwhile, a scientist wrestles with  alien voices in his head, which test both his intellect and sanity. And a powerful industrialist is offered a form of immortality, but  it’s not what he expects. Finally, it is graduation day for an  ordinary college student, as her world changes beyond her  wildest imagination.How will each affect the ultimate fate of humanity?