|Requires||Industrial Nanorobotics, Mind/Machine Interface|
|Leads to||Sentient Econometrics, Self-Aware Machines, Applied Gravitonics|
|Secret Project||The Network Backbone|
|Improves Probe Team morale|
When utlilized as part of Industrial Nanorobotics, the Mind/Machine Interface provides the key spark needed by computers to at last achieve Digital Sentience. These new artificial intelligences have all the hallmarks of an individual organism: they respond to their environment, adapt to stimuli, and even exhibit advanced ‘personalities’ based on their respective abilities and preferences.