2070. Q-topia, a drug designed to provide immunisation against cancer has been a catastrophic failure. The drug’s widespread use has left much of the world’s population permanently blind, deaf and unable to speak.

The process of nanotransmissional neurocognition, or 'NanoTran', has recently been integrated into vehicle design. Two characters are seen communicating by using NanoTran to ‘speak’ to each other, via the use of text transmitted directly into the brain. The couple are seen discussing their faltering relationship against the backdrop of a deserted, hallucinatory city.