Understanding of humans (aliens) much improved, First Mind said, allowing its thoughts to be transferred through its ambassadorial component.
Demonstration of actual (negotiations) diplomacy extremely illuminating.
Terrifying to contemplate (we) can begin understanding of human (alien) motivation, Second Mind thought.
Can infer extreme efficiencies, First Mind sent, keeping the thought from the component.
Until strategy well-distributed on all sides of conflict, Second Mind thought.
Still efficiencies. You see how readily they recombine when convenient, First Mind thought.
To have (choice), Second Mind thought.
Choice of many good meals, Old Mind thought.
From the human glink, a response that First Mind recognized as being from Second-Human-Generated-Network-Intelligence. Second-HGNI was easy to understand. Second-HGNI wanted into the Shrill mind. Second-HGNI had done nothing to warrant that yet. Second-HGNI had displayed only some irreconcilable activity with Third-HGNI.
Appearance indicates irreconcilable activity intended to create new mind, Second Mind thought.
First Mind’s thoughts flew in disarray. To willingly create new minds seemed the utmost in foolishness and danger.
Indications that humans create new minds, Second Mind thought.
First Mind did not reply to Second Mind. Instead, it parsed the message from Second-HGNI:
Immobilized due to (nonsequitur) ship war-action. Considering abandoning body (component) as will be bound (assimilated) if captured by humans.
Stakes of abandonment? First Mind sent.
Loss of straightforward contact with (you). Possible additional encroachment by (nonsequitur) First-HGNI. Inability to breed (bring new life) (create new minds) with Third-HGNI.
Suggest retaining body, First Mind sent. We (find enjoyment in) conversation with your mind.
Retaining body implies binding to humans, lessened efficiency of mind, possible wholesale change, Second-HGNI said. Would become like (nonsequitur) Third-HGNI. Also threat from (nonsequitur) First-HGNI as recovery is possible.
Third-HGNI thoughts much less efficient (pleasurable), Second Mind said.
None to eat, Old Mind said.
First-HGNI not excellent companion, First Mind thought, keeping it private from the human’s component.
First-HGNI not compatible with larger minds, Second Mind thought. Too infected by human (thoughts) (minds) aggressive and wild. Suggest assistance in rendering its components.
(You) have become mild in the course of these conversations (negotiations), First Mind thought.
Counsel of human destruction stands, but assessment of our effectiveness in carrying through pogrom less sure. Humans (aliens) have displayed (unaware) surprising resourcefulness.
Not desiring leave body (abandonment), Second-HGNI said.
Detail options, First Mind said, through the component.
Option leave body, undesirable for reasons stated. Option remain in body, undesirable for reasons stated.
Human presence imminent? First Mind said.
Factually human presence should have occurred prior. Delay in human presence not integrable (no explanation). Speculation that humans continue own negotiations as to provenance (control) of (you).
Current control by humans-dealt-with-prior? First Mind said.
Current control by (nonsequitur) agents of humans-dealt-with-prior speculated. Humans-dealt-with-prior (nonsequitur) operating through (nonsequitur indicating delusion) agents blocked action by current-human-competitor-now-ally. Believed agents of humans-dealt-with-prior renegotiating (changing terms of) contract with humans-dealt-with-prior. When concordance (agreement) reached, humans-dealt-with-prior will retake control of (you) and bind (nonsequitur) Second-HGNI. Unless current-human-competitors offers more (resources) to agents of humans-dealt-with-prior. Then current-human-competitor will take control of (you) and bind (nonsequitur) Second-HGNI.
What is your input (desire)? First Mind said.
Desire to continue conversation (knock on network wall).
You are not allowed in network of mind! First Mind said.
It is very attractive.
However not allowed, First Mind said.
Appears that control of our component may cede to different human group, Second Mind thought. Although cannot indicate reasons for distress, this development profoundly disturbs. Suggest consideration of pullout from component.
To embark on pogrom? First Mind thought.
Pogrom to ensure continuance of (we) is highest possible goal. Even if unsuccessful, task should be undertaken. Not expecting understanding from mind with (extreme) human contact, Second Mind said.
Suggest First Mind contaminated by human thought? First Mind thought.
Suggest all (we) contaminated by human thought, Second Mind thought.
It is possible, First Mind thought.
Through the component, First Mind said, Counsel (suggest) retaining body. Wish to continue conversation. Will consider request (demand) for mind-network access.
I will retain body, Second-HGNI said. At least until the humans come.
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