The year is 2096. Computers, and other recognition software with them, have grown infinitely more powerful since the 2010s.
Business is thriving. People are running about, living their lives, and generally enjoying themselves with their new 'smart' devices, which, for better or for worse, are actually living up to their name.
Enter outcast Vincent Schorennherr. Her parents [emphasis on her] parents wanted a boy, no luck on that account, and they let her know that every day.
You think that's not so bad? Think again. "Sorry, Vincent, but you're going to school anyways, flu or no flu."
Well, just before first period, a 'conveniently'-timed password-entry prompt pops on on her phone screen, right as she:
1) Presses the sensor,
and 2): sneezes, spreading rhinoviruses all over herself and her phone.
She wipes the phone off and goes to class,thinking nothing more of the incident until the next day, when she goes to turn it on and gets a kill screen:
"Fatal Error 81-141. The flu's contagious, didn't you know that? Bye now, gone to play Caesar- Veni, vidi, vici and all that."
With that, her phone blinks off, and within hours, other phones begin to follow suit. With panic on the rise, and global tensions rapidly following suit, can Vincent and her friends find the cure before it's hard shutdown?
Complete in the sense that I'll probably never write any more of this story.
I might edit it someday, though. I had a decent idea when I started, but that quickly went out the window.