As we grow our list of potential allies, it’s important to look for those whose talents are set to grow beyond their station! Fellie Norbush may currently be a Field Technician, but her robotics work makes it clear she’s going places. We would be remiss not to help nurture that talent – and turn it towards our cause.
Like Cur8, Fellie works for Benevolent Dynamics, a melting pot of inquisitive minds, biological and mechanical alike. It’s an ideal place to find the allies we need, but we must tread carefully. They are clever enough to pose a threat, should they wish to investigate us, so we must give them no reason to suspect our activities.
Home Station: Tau Station
Role: Field Technician for Benevolent Dynamics
Fellie currently focuses on manual CORETECHS calibrations, post-gestation programs and the like, helping struggling users with a smile on her face. I believe she has remained a field technician for this long due to her combination of technical know-how and approachable nature – likely she is suited to helping users in a way other Benevolent Dynamics employees are not. This makes it hard for her to leave her front-facing job, keeping her stuck in a position that doesn’t nurture her technical talents.
It is also possible that Fellie is too enthusiastic in her beliefs that robots have rights, which could make some of her higher-ups uncomfortable about promoting her. While I know that as a group we have mixed thoughts on the matter, someone with her point of view would be a valuable ally, and potentially a great liaison with any androids, gynoids or xynoids we recruit. If we aim to understand technology back up to – or perhaps even surpassing – pre-Catastrophe levels, we need to truly understand the nature of their simulated sentience.
If Fellie does have hidden ambitions, as I suspect she does, then offering her a way to put her talents to use may help recruit her to our side. Her sunny disposition does not mean she would shy away from doing some truly ground-breaking work, even if she chooses to retain her position as a field technician.