Ideas are rushing through his head – do this, do that, wouldn’t that be a good idea, how about this? – but few of them are good ones, and few of them stay there for longer than a minute or two. Still, one thought that does stick with Howard Mitchell as he’s looking about the newly decontaminated sanctum is that he should really bring that technocratic device down and plug it in. If something is to be done about the way the world is going, clearly we will need more resources than we have access to: resources that these Technocrats might just be able to provide. So with this in mind, he gets in the turbolift and heads for Sylvia’s office on the surface. Once there, he grabs the little sphere out of the desk drawer and heads back down the turbolift, walks into his room, and sets to work fixing the damaged device.
It takes him about ten minutes to get it into working order, and he places it on his desk next to the powered-armour schematic’s he’s been working on, plugs it in to the nearby powerstrip, and then looks at the little sphere expectantly.