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Emergence

(2001)
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It is 2015 and the world's richest man, Thomas Richmond Tye III, controls the world's largest corporation from a sovereign island in the Caribbean. His startling good looks, his concern for the environment and his massive acts of philanthropy have earned him worldwide fame. He has become the first businessman to acquire true superstar status.

But the monopolistic and increasingly bizarre activities of the mighty Tye Corporation have caught the attention of the UNISA - the United Nations' international security agency - and of famous biographer Haley Voss who wants to write an exposé of the suprisingly youthful-looking tycoon.

Thomas Tye's phenomenal financial success is due to a secret known only to a very few at the top of the corporation. Commercial spying has reached new dimensions and the World Bank is concerned that, unrestrained, the Tye Corporation activities could destabilize the world's financial markets.

Then Thomas Tye announces that using a wholly new, benign and sustainable satellite technology he can change the world's weather for the benefit of all. As a demonstration, he promises to bring rain to end decades of drought in Ethiopia and he asks the people of the world to join him in delivering the world's biggest act of philanthropy.

But the output from the satellite technology is exciting the world's super-dense information networks in ways nobody could have foreseen and, as the UN closes in on a corporation with more power than any single nation, a new entity begins to emerge which changes everybody's plans.

Genre: Thriller

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