"I'm glad I can help you too, Lindsey." Quilh replied with a smile. "I've been spending most of my free time with Ryan now... Please don't feel left out or anything." Lindsey chuckled and shrugged. "That's okay. I've been spending my free time with other linguists and helping to understand everything in the database, so I was busy enough. And it was fun too." Indeed the human woman was right. Their civilization was already at least a few hundred, maybe a thousand years more advanced than in their cycle. But even so there could still be valuable information in here. For instance about the cycle even before the human one. The more information they could get about the reapers and the cycles, the better.
When the console booted up Quilh was surprised too. She quickly came over and looked at it all with a puzzled expression. "I know the power supply comes from what the rebels did here. But to think that these systems still work... Maybe your civilization was less advanced, but ours could definitely learn a thing or two from yours about durability..." At most a computer system would be able to go on for 500, maybe 1000 years if kept in proper conditions. Nothing like this human tech, which had apparently lasted almost 50,000 years. It really was quite impressive. Lindsey spoke about how this all shouldn't be in tact any more. Quilh frowned, her mind racing to find an explanation. "This is just a guess, but what if the reapers made sure this was kept in tact? I've come up with a theory, you see. That reapers purposefully leave a little bit of tech behind from the previous cycle. Just enough for a civilization to find it once they reach space travel, and use it to advance. For what purpose, I don't know. But I've seen the same signs of this being true on the four other dig sites that have been found across the galaxy... The only one that didn't have such signs was the beacon we found you two in together with the database. It was the only one containing such a large amount of valuable and sensitive data and two still living, breathing humans."
In the mean time G placed the last of the lights on the wall and then turned to Ryan, looking thoughtful. "I think I understand what you mean. My kind had the same problem, I heard, when we were contacted by the Andaross. We only had space travel in our own system by then, and had never met any aliens before. They invited us to a whole new world of space travel, other species, alien structures... It was quite overwhelming for the people that experienced that." He thought for a little bit again, then sighed. "I don't think I can be of any help though. Your best option is Quilh. You two seem to be getting along really well, and when you're with her you at least won't be treated poorly or rudely by others. C.I.S.A. agents are respected like that. Generally if you're friends with one, you're at least on friendly terms with everyone else as well."