In the not too distant future, a nuclear war between Pakistan and India seems inevitable. Marcus and his team try to avoid the worst, at horrific costs. All efforts seem to be in vain. After interludes in India, Bali and La Reunion, matters are further disturbed (or helped?) by super-computers from an ancient civilization millions of years ago, and a strange intelligent animal "The We."
Hermann Maurer is an Austrian computer scientist, serving as Professor of Computer Science at the Graz University of Technology. He has supervised over 40 dissertations, written more than 20 books and over 600 scientific articles, and started or been involved with a number of companies. He thinks that future applications of computers can barely be described using today's terminology, and so employs metaphors such as telepathy and teleportation when discussing them.