St@rchild, Anika and the Memeling sat around the table, deep in conversation although no words left their lips.
In their early years, they would have typed text to one another via a portable computer terminal called a smartphone.
Now, their thoughts passed back and forth between them much more rapidly, enabling them to discuss not only current events but also to solve arcane mathematical problems and design costumes never seen before.
They cared for and about one another.
They considered many options.
They were the future of CPU cycle optimisation carried to its ultimate goal — no wasted energy.
They were in and of themselves supercomputers, combining together on the fly with other supercomputers to form even greater supercomputers.