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.
"Sure," Tag says, shrugging. "And that's exactly what the Empire or the New Order would use it for, right?"
He gets a more serious face. "Now we know what this is. And y'know what? Zee was right. We could build this, sure. Heck, we might even be able to manage it without the Empire knowing. But the instant we turn this thing on and start getting answers, the entire galaxy is going to be killing each other trying to get it. Literally. Even if it could save the galaxy, once it's revealed I'm not even sure how much of a galaxy would be left to save."