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The Outer Limits: Season 3

3x05 Stream of Consciousness

  • 1997-02-07T05:00:00Z on SciFi
  • 44 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Science Fiction, Fantasy

In a world where neural implants allow everyone instant access to information, Ryan Unger is a throwback, a moron. Because of a brain injury he suffered as a child, he's unable to tap into the Stream -- an electronic collection of all human knowledge -- so he struggles in vain to keep up by reading books, a primitive and forgotten art. But, when a virus in the Stream starts killing people by overloading their brains with data, only Ryan has the skills and independence to stop it. Can a primitive human, relying only on books and his own brain, save a world of machine-made geniuses from self-destruction or will the Stream wash over all of them?