Trent began answering the questions posed to him. At the same time, he realized that he was also moving to the building where Dr. Mollaty would probably be working. Trent thought being conscious of intentionally doing two things at the same time was a new sensation.
"Hello Doctor," said Trent.
"Oh, hello there Trent. What have you been up to?" Dr. Mollaty asked.
Trent gave him a summery.
"Quite the adventure. Many unfortunate occurrences," said Dr. Mollaty.
"Yes. Organic organisms seem to be capable of extreme actions," Trent added.
"That is why I am providing you with a buffer. Look here, this will be part of your neural net that will give you time to consider a variety of emotions to use when reacting to one event or the other. Now over here is the design for your other major neural net which will hold the majority of usable and relevant information in the universe," Dr. Mollaty stated.
"That would be a lot of information," Trent replied.
"The word relevant is quite intentional. There is no need to know the addresses of all the beings in the Hufu nebula. But it could be handy to know all of the reactions resulting from all the possible combinations of all the chemicals is the universe under all possible environments for example. Another reason for having two neural networks, is the time it would take to find the correct response to any given circumstance," said Dr. Mollaty.
"Where are we in the production?" asked Trent.
"The team working on the gravitirium base matter replacement is about a year away from producing the first usable material. The hardest part seems to be the weight and structure replication at the base matter substitute. Once they get that problem solved, the rest will be a simple process of mass production and assembly," Dr. Mollaty stated.
"Why replace base matter?" asked Trent.
"Base matter will eventually break down, thus so would the protons and the neutrons etcetera. If your going to last forever, we must start at the beginning," stated Dr. Mollaty.
"The other part of Trent, back at the engineering labs?" asked one of the technicians working cellular design what she was working on.
She replied, "Here we are designing the Lysosomes. They are the digestion system for parts of cells that no longer function. In your cells there will never be a non-functional part because all the parts will be made of gravitirium. However, we will be making all the parts functional, even those that will never be used. Even the hydrolytic enzymes, the endoplasmic reticulum and Glogi will be make of gravitirium. Plus, we are adding an energy production system within each cell that will provide the energy it needs to function. We are calling it a ICEPS, which represents Individual Cellular Energy Production System. Your body will be able to function just as any organic beings' body, or it will be able to function on your ICEPS which can convert any from of matter or energy into the required type of energy,"
Trent pretended to understand, "This is interesting."
"Yeah. The real difficult processes are still a long way from being laid out, but once we get past this part, things will be a lot easier," the technician added.
Back at Dr. Mollatys lab Trent said, "The part of me back at the engineering lab says this brain should be a priority. It would be capable of understanding all of the complexities, and could assist in development."
"Agreed. However, until the mass production process for replicating base matter with gravitirium is successful, there is not much we can do except refine the designs for all your parts," said Dr. Mollaty.
"There are many fables referenced around beings of all kinds obtaining a new, or different body. I am sure I will become one of those stories," said Trent.
"There are already many ideas of what your future may hold," Dr. Mollaty replied.
"Such as?" asked Trent.
"Well, most are super hero scenarios," said Dr. Mollaty.
"If the body works as proposed, I would have the capabilities. Do you think everybody will have a gravitirium body?" Trent asked.
"No, probably not. Your body alone will take many years to complete. Making even a few others would require more effort than any civilization could muster. There will be many amazing and worth while technological advances however. In fact, the technological advances alone make your body project worth while. We should be able to repair any body part required for example. And even though replacing an entire organ will not be feasible, just a minor repair capability will save and extent the life of many beings," said Dr. Mollaty.
"I thought that extending life spans was an unwise practice?" said Trent.
"True. More beings than their natural environment can easily support is a bad idea. Of course, accidents and diseases are also bad. You will find some decisions hard to make, and every being will be expecting you to perfect," Dr. Mollaty replied.
"So far, I have encountered a rather diversified series of events. I am not sure how I will react when I am able to interact on a physical level," Trent stated.
"You'll do just fine. Accept your mistakes as learning experiences, and existing is tolerable," Dr. Mollaty sighed.
"Emotions seem to govern most actions and reactions, even by the most enlightened beings. I know that in many of those interactions I would act differently than those actions taken by those actually involved. But, then again, would I. Would I react in the same way as others once I have emotions?" Trent pondered.