Dimitri starts to notice his windows darkening – are those metal bars coming down from the outside? He tries the door to no avail.
He supposes he should have seen this coming. How long did they think they could hide their network as the artificial intelligence powering their central planning system grew ever more sophisticated? He feels the material burning a bright hole in his pocket. He reaches in and yelps out in pain as his hand makes contact with a smoldering mass, starting to emit gas. Suddenly, a lethargy overtakes him. He feels the room slide out from under him as his head bodily slams into the carpet. In the smashed lenses of his glasses, he sees a message flash again and again in red: “THREAT ELIMINATED.” And with that, he slips into nothingness. >>>