It is the year 2045 and the world is in troubled. There's global warming, an ongoing energy crisis and most people are living in poverty. Almost everyone is logged on to the virtual utopia OASIS.
Wade Watts is a high school aged kid who's obsessed with the creator of OASIS and his puzzles. The puzzles are centered around facts of the creator of OASIS life and would lead to a huge inheritance and control over the future of OASIS. Everyone is looking to solve the puzzles which centered around 80 pop culter and video games.
VR that is "good enough" to feel real would have tons of tradeoffs