Truthseekers: I've received a little bit of post-mortem from the Niantic Researchers.
TS // NIANTIC --------- ATTENTION CALVIN, EZEKIEL TS // SECURE SHRED ONLY // LOW DISTRIBUTION: TRANSCRIPT PRIORITY: MEDIUM --------- --- LOC: GEN / NPLABS / LIGSTE @ 1837 CEST PRESENT: DR. CALVIN, EZEKIEL | LIGHTMAN, STEIN | LYNTON-WOLFE, OLIVER --- CALVIN: All packed up, huh? LIGHTMAN: Just about. CALVIN: Sure I can't talk you into sticking around? I've got my work cut out for me, cleaning up the mess Kendra left here at the NIA. LIGHTMAN: It's tempting. But you only get so many second chances in life. I'm flesh-and-blood alive again, which is - frankly - something I thought could never happen. That means I don't have to hide anymore. That means I can... CALVIN: Live a life that isn't this? LIGHTMAN: Yeah. Yeah, that's it exactly. It's time to move... on. CALVIN: And what about you, Oliver? Don't tell me you're retiring? OLW: You won't be getting rid of me that easily, Calvin. Being a Sensitive was what I liked most about myself. It's what made me... me. Nemesis got in one last laugh at the end. They tricked us into hobbling ourselves. CALVIN: Still out for vengeance? OLW: No, I say good riddance to Nemesis. I just want to find a way to... revitalize our XM Sensitivity. At least, for those of us who want it. Beyond that... I built the scanner. So I feel a certain responsibility for that, even if I can't use it right now myself. CALVIN: I never thought I'd say this... but you're a good man, Oliver. OLW: Don't think this means I'm going to be any easier to work with. I'll still be pushing the envelope. Still looking farther, and moving faster, than you'll probably be comfortable with. CALVIN: And still taking every opportunity to remind us that you're the smartest person in the room, no doubt. Oliver... I wouldn't have it any other way. LIGHTMAN: So, what's your plan, Calvin? What does the NIA look like, post-Nemesis? CALVIN: Exotic Matter research was always the last frontier. But for many years of that journey, it felt like I was on rails. Like I was letting my vision of the future drive me where I needed to go. But now, we're finally past that vision. For the first time in a long time... I have no idea what the future holds. None of us do. OLW: Doesn't that make you nervous? CALVIN: Don't get me wrong. There are still bad actors out there. And we'll still make mistakes along the way. But at least now we're doing it on our terms. We are no longer merely tools of exogenous interests. No longer slaves to a destiny foretold decades ago. From moment on... the future is what we make it. So let's make it a good one. --- DO NOT RETRANSMIT / TS / SECURE SHRED ---
It will be a new beginning for them, Sensitive or not. Looking back at the photo extracted from one of Lightman's video logs gives a feeling of nostalgia.