Despite their considerable combined technical expertise, Grey and Dorat could not help but be absolutely befuddled by the sheer complexity of the design they were looking at. Luckily, it came with a spec sheet - this was not a mechanical device, but instead, was the core processing platform for a computer; a thinking computer.
The basic premise was simple, but the ingenuity behind the device was the central processing chip, a device capable of collating information and deductions from as many as millions of independent heuristic engines as there are letters in the words 'Artificial Intelligence'. This device, should it ever be built, would have no problems deconstructing the the greatest mysteries of the universe in minutes, and then only be left with the choice of how much of the information it wanted to share.
This wasn't just next-gen technology, this was the stuff of science fiction. It would probably cost millions of credits to build.