Everything was red.
I opened my eyes slowly, wincing as the world came into focus. The emergency lights were flashing; sparks sputtered from a broken panel to my right. Then I remembered. The impact.
I pulled myself up. Somewhere in the background the computer was warning about a hull breach, spouting the emergency quarantine protocol. It was a Delta Three priority — but to be honest I didn't really care at the moment.
Bang. At the door. Whatever had gotten onto the ship was outside, right now. At least the lockdown would buy me some time.
The computer chimed. "Override authentication accepted. Have a nice day."
I always hated machines.
Stories of the day:
- Google Fiber could expand to Austin as city preps for joint-announcement next week
- Chrome will officially leave WebKit for Blink in 10 weeks
- Google forks WebKit with new Blink rendering engine for Chrome and Opera
- Microsoft creative director: 'I don't get the drama' over 'always-on' Xbox rumors
- Microsoft issues statement apologizing for employee's Twitter comments on next-generation Xbox
Today's 90 Seconds on The Verge was written by Bryan Bishop and Ross Miller. All production magic is credited to John Lagomarsino.