Technology has become an integral and ubiquitous part of modern man's daily life. Scientists like Hayden Canield and CDC Director Bryce Merrill approached each situation with an indefatigable optimism, buoyed by a sense that, no matter what the obstacle, in the end science would prevail. Yet on this morning, they revealed no trace of optimism. For this was the morning Bryce realized technology was no longer humanity's savior but its destroyer. A short story by Keith B. Darrell. 3,201 words.