This is the story of the dream that rose up in the 1990s that computers could create a new kind of stable world. They would bring about a new kind global capitalism free of all risk and without the boom and bust of the past. They would also abolish political power and create a new kind of democracy through the internet where millions of individuals would be connected as nodes in cybernetic systems - without hierarchy. The film tells the story of two perfect worlds. One is the small group of disciples around the novelist Ayn Rand in the 1950s. They saw themselves as a prototype for a future society where everyone could follow their own selfish desires. The other is the global utopia that digital entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley set out to create in the 1990s. They believed that the new computer networks would allow the creation of a society where everyone could follow their own desires, yet there would not be anarchy. But the dream of stability in both worlds would be torn apart by the two dynamic human forces - love and power. The first programme compares digital entrepreneurs with disciples of novelist Ayn Rand in the 1950s, who saw themselves as a prototype for a future society, and considers how both groups were affected.