We begin our story with two cities in the 1975 – New York and Damascus. A new idea of how to run society had taken hold of those in power, forever changing the world.
The original dream of the Soviet Union was to create a new kind of utopia. A world where the system would be transformed, while in the process transforming the people themselves . They would, in a sense, become a new and improved kind of human bring. And they dubbed this the products of this transformation the “New Soviet Man”.
By the middle of the 1980s, the banks were rising up and becoming ever more powerful in America. 10 years before in New York, the idea that the financial system could run society began to spread, but unlike older systems, it was mostly invisible. A writer called William Gibson tried to dramatize what was happening in a powerful, imaginative way by writing a series of novels.