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The hero can directly communicate with complex machines, whether these are computers or machines not normally considered to have artificial intelligence. Any machine that possesses any kind of programming can be communicated with calculators, digital watches, microwave ovens, and even computers. The higher the rank, the simpler the machine that can be spoken to.
- At 7 APs the hero can communicate with a machine possessing several microchips; a computer is the most common example.
- At 12 APs allows communication with devices possessing a single microchip, such as watches and talking dolls.
- 18 APs and above the character can communicate with machines that lack microchips but are still somehow programmed, like player pianos and hand-cranked adding machines.
The nature and quality of the information received reflect the nature of the machine that is spoken to. Communication occurs without the hero needing to resort to programming languages and input devices such as and keyboards. After all, if the hero did need them this wouldn't really be a superpower. When using the Power, the hero transfers part of his intelligence and Will to the machine, thus allowing it to respond to him. Unfortunately, sharing his mind with machines on a regular basis leads the hero to identify a little too closely with machines.
Source Communication with Cybernetics: Marvel Super Heroes Roleplaying Game; Ultimate Powers Handbook