Look. They clearly have stealth technology; Their personal armament is extremely miniaturized and compact; They display an almost instinctive mastery of nano-technology; AND they are *obviously* highly intelligent!
And that says *nothing* about the fact that since coming to Gaia, these aliens have clearly adapted their laser weaponry to affect the Animated...something that *our* scientists have not yet figured out!
So yes! I'm QUITE interested in these 'really somethings' you describe. It may even be true that the understanding of their race and their technology may be a deciding element in the fate of our very *world*!
No. The pesky things are easy enough to defeat, but they tend to self-detonate with a deplorable regularity...which has discouraged me rather effectively from pursuing any collection of their technology.
Is that the only problem? With all the rings you guys have been passing out, I would have thought you could have some sort of crack assault team here to take out these aliens.
Chicken! You accuse US of cowardice! You have no idea the powers that we're dealing with in our laboratories. We're on the cusp of something that will change the world forever! You will one day look back and realize that you spoke with GREATNESS here on this hill!
Hmmm...perhaps we should talk about something else.
No. Or, at least, not yet anyway. Everytime we approach them, they send some electronic inquiry at us and we can't decipher it. Apparently, they're asking for some response...and when we don't give it, they attack!
Yes. Quite. I'm currently working under the theory that if we gather enough samples of their technology, we'll be able to catapult our own tech forward so we can decipher their query and then go into interrogative mode with them at once.
We need the base elements of their equipment...their biochips. Those chips seem to be used as building blocks to assemble the other parts of their equipment, with the order of chip placement determining the ultimate end-product. Almost a DNA-like setup, but for machinery.
Indeed. So not only do we need the chips themselves, but we need to find out how large their instruction set is for commands...and depending on how complex that set is, I fear that we'll need MANY of the chips to make anything useful.
Well, I don't want to make a career out of this. Give me a short-term goal. How many do you need right now?