- The presentation at the tech conference — particularly the ending, when Brendan starts discussing future possibilities.
Brendan Pinsky: Think of the practical applications of such technology. We can observe and study our own brains, and use that knowledge to treat illness and nurture genius. We can archive and preserve minds as effortlessly as we preserve books. We wouldn't have to relay instructions to robots exploring the depths of the ocean or the vastness of space ... we can upload our minds into those robots and go there ourselves. We can offer the sick and dying a way to free themselves from an abbreviated life of pain — we can offer them new vessels to house their souls. All of that is ahead of us. We can take you there. ...with the help of some generous investors, of course. [the audience laughs] Right, Al?
Al Sterling: [with a tiny smile] Yeah.
- When Col. Lee calls Sterling, Inc. to talk to Sterling himself and Al not only talks to this massive defense contractor as an equal, but counters the fifteen-million-dollar offer by asking for twenty.