The story is about two men whose lives are entirely on video & broadcast. The first man is rich, handsome, beds beautiful women, lives in a tall skyscraper penthouse, etc. Then he goes to visit the other man who lives in the basement of the skyscraper. This man is being slowly tortured but kept alive as long as possible for the "entertainment" of whoever is watching. Man #1 knows that Man #2 used to have his life, and Man #1 knows that one day HE will be the tortured one and another man will take his place in the awesome life.