Aliens have arrived, well sort of....
An unmanned or is it unaliened space craft enters into orbit around the Earth. Apparently old Albert was right even countless aliens couldn't find a way of getting matter to travel as fast as light. They just all stay at home drinking Mai tais and having barbecues never leaving their own patch of the galaxy.
They have however created Harmony a virtual universe where the cosmic speed limit no longer applies. old Albert never seen this did he, apparently light has no speed limit and that's all you are in a virtual universe bits of code in the form of light.
With just a preliminary offer to join Harmony five humans are selected to represent all of humanity to the rest of the universe. well four and a stowaway...