Mengyao: You must get that chip back, Mr. Jensen.
Adam: You been working for Darrow a long time? How do you like it?
Mengyao: Working for a powerful man ensures I am trusted with crucial tasks, and involved in world-shaping events. It's quite exhilarating. You, of all people, should understand this.
Adam: What kind of information are we talking about here? What could people be so eager to sell?
Mengyao: I am not at liberty to say.
Adam: Any idea who these sellers are?
Mengyao: Nothing substantial. We have a hunch they might be linked to Tai Yong Medical. But the data chip will allow us to know for sure.
Adam: How's that?
Mengyao: All of our data chips are encoded with unique IDs and binary signature recognition. This means we'll be able to know exactly where it came from and where it went.
Adam: I got the chip. The sellers are out cold.
Mengyao: Excellent work! Seems Mr. Darrow was right to trust you. We will send people to take care of the terrorists. Could I see the chip?
Adam: How about you tell me what's on it first?
Mengyao: Blackmail, Mr. Jensen? Don't waste your time. I won't tell you anything. Besides, there are stones better left unturned. Might as well give me the chip and leave it at that.
Adam: Look. You're a powerful young woman. You're in a position that warrants your access to classified information. I understand that not everybody should get their hands on this. But I'm like you. I work for a powerful man and I get entrusted with secret information on a daily basis. plus, I'm the one who busted his ass getting this chip for you.
Mengyao: I guess your point is not entirely without merit. But understand, this information is extremely confidential. It concerns Panchaea, and more specifically the Hyron Project.
Adam: Hyron Project? Never heard of it.
Mengyao: I'm not surprised. It is well-guarded secret. But without it, Panchaea could not exist. Such an ambitious project. An installation extending all the way to the ocean floor. The pressure exerted against it is constantly shifting. Yet the slightest defect in structural integrity could bring it all down. That's why we needed something powerful and extremely efficient to monitor it, day and night.
Adam: You're saying the Hyron Project is some kind of advanced computer?
Mengyao: Yes. I suppose you could say that.
Adam: Thank you for you honesty. The information is safe with me, don't worry. Here's your data chip.
Mengyao: Ah! Perfect! You don't know what this means, Mr. Jensen. Your help has been invaluable. Thank you. Even though this was favor for Mr. Darrow, he believes you should be duly rewarded. Here is a payment in credits. I'm sure Mr. Darrow will wish to congratulate you himself. Expect to hear from him soon.
Hugh: It seems David has a flair for choosing his people, Mr. Jensen. You have done me a great service today.
Adam: Glad I could help. Couldn't let information about something as sensitive as the Hyron Project get in the hands of the wrong people.
Hugh: No. No, we couldn't. So Mengyao told you about the project, I see?
Adam: A little.
Hugh: I'm afraid words can't do it justice. To fully comprehend the ramifications of what's been created in Panchaea, you'd have to see it for yourself. And who knows? Perhaps one day, you will.