It is 2020, and the first viable quantum computers have blown online security wide open. Emails, credit card details, private file transfers - all previously encrypted, but now accessible to all. Tech entrepreneur, Neville Kanessar, rises to power and fortune with his widely-adopted Cypress privacy software, but soon discovers that success comes with its own dark secrets.
Daniel chapter 4 is the remarkable account of Nebuchadnezzar's transformation from ruler of an empire, to a barely-human lunatic, cast out from his kingdom. He is given a dream of a tree, cut down to size, as a warning from God, which his advisor Daniel interprets for him, pleading with him to humble himself before God. But as he stands on the rooftop of his palace congratulating himself on his own majesty, it is clear that the warning has gone unheeded.
Roots is ultimately a story about the deceit of power, and the delusion of human pride - given any level of power and responsibility, what do we do with it?
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