“Hey,” Trailbreaker interrupts, gesturing for Hound to lean in closer to him. “Those the new optics, huh?”
“Yeah, they’re a prototype,” he shrugs. “Not sure why, as I don’t think too many ‘Bots would appreciate the interface.”
“What’s wrong with the interface?” Windcharger asks.
“Nothing wrong, it’s just… very different.” He chuckles. “It’s a lot more ‘feeling’ and a lot less ‘reading’.”
“Still a ways off from having human eyes, though,” Astrid says with a smile. “Did you guys know that if I stare at something without blinking for long enough, my eyes’ll stop working?”
“What the… why?”
“I’ve never heard that before!”
Hound hasn’t heard that before either. That sounds… like a pretty crucial design flaw, if you ask him.
The little human shrugs, though, like it’s no big deal. “I guess they found out a little while ago that our sight is movement-based. Even when we think we’re looking straight at something, our eyes make these almost microscopic movements otherwise things start fading to black. It’s like how sharks gotta keep moving or they’ll suffocate.”
Trailbreaker shakes his head. “I’m tellin’ you, bud.” He looks directly at Hound with that smile of his. “Humans.”