Ben calls Fiona who confirms his suspicion that electrical data (i.e. voltage levels) are being tracked. She tells him the patients are probably receiving electro-cortical stimulation. Ben then tricks his boss again into handing over UDS property risk reports.
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Ben connects with Fiona Clarke
FIONA: About the missing passengers? Have you found where they are?
BEN: No, not yet. But the data I was able to download from the UDS cloud server? Some of it’s medical. Saanvi thinks they’re tracking heart rates, brain activity. But there’s something else. Is it possible they’re they’re tracking electrical data? Voltage levels? Professor?
Experiments connected to the callings
FIONA: Electro-cortical stimulation. I used it on rats, trying to connect the brainwaves of multiple subjects. Most of them died in the process. What Singularity’s doing is wildly theoretical and dangerous. We have to stop these people, no matter what.
BEN: We will.
Can Fiona be trusted?
Last episode I thought Ben and Saanvi were awfully quick to trust Fiona Clarke, but so far it seems she’s one of the good guys and they’ve made the right decision. Emphasis on the “so far” part. That enigmatic comment to Kelly from last episode’s flashback–“This flight isn’t happening to you, it’s happening for you.”–still has my spider senses at DEFCON 4.
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Ben “connects” with his supervisor
RONNIE: Can’t really talk right now, bro.
RONNIE: Ah, yeah, they’re not done yet. UDS is slow as ass updating their records, and anyway, I spend half my week in clients’ offices taking meetings. When am I gonna log risk reports? God, I’m supposed to be at Wernax right now.
BEN: How about you let me lighten the load? You know, I’ve been fooling around with this algorithm. It’ll convert everything to run as a batch file.
RONNIE: Oh, that’s sexy.
BEN: Yeah, I can zip through our clients. Just flip me the data.
RONNIE: Yeah. I can’t really punt the supervisory work – down the food chain, my man.
BEN: Ronnie. I’m under-utilized here. Take advantage. No one has to know.
RONNIE: Property acquisitions, UDS, 12-month range. Whoa. 9,600 properties.
BEN: Piece of cake.
RONNIE: Yeah? Benjamin Stone, and send. Okay, I have to roll. Where’s my Wernax ID?
BEN: Uh, it’s here, on your desk.
RONNIE: Oh, okay. Uh, end of day, no later.