“I wonder why everything here seems broken,” Daniel said.
“Doesn’t matter. We have to move before Alitma finds you."
Daniel raise an eyebrow at her apparent expression of concern. Had being human already started to change her?
“Because I’m certainly not listening to another one your lame attempts at bluffing,” Rachel-7 said. “It’s pathetic, and you’re not good at it.”
That's the Rachel-7 I know.
“I’m sure Alitma thinks were dead,” Daniel said.
“Ugh, of course!” she said, remembering. “He thinks were dead. I knew that, but I couldn't ...
A shocked expression took over her face.
"I couldn’t access the information fast enough!" she said. Obviously something like that had never had happened to her. "This mind has almost no memory storage capacity and terrible retrieval system! It's barely a brain. More of like datacore lite.”
Given his recent memory trouble, Daniel had to agree. Maybe I can find another augmem when the tour is over?
“And what’s worse,” she said, “I have to devote most of my mental resources just to hold this conversation. I used to be able to do a thousand things at once. Now I struggle to think about what I'm going to say next. How did your species accomplish anything without running multiple instances of yourselves at the same time?”
“We built Ayes,” he said. And augmems.
“One of humanities few good inventions," she said. “Now, let’s finish this tour. I’m not getting jettisoned – I plan to live forever."
She thought for a second.
"And if have to die," she said, gesturing to herself with both hands, "I’m certainly not dying in this."
“Sorry. Traumatic experience, et cetera, et cetera,” he said.
"I’ll meet you at the final room of the tour?" she said.