Cogs are Sol’s current example of truly sentient machines, which has proven to be a complicated role to play as technology continues to advance. By Sol’s modern standards, Cog technology is rather archaic. But that’s part of what allows them to be relatable to their biological counterparts. By Sol’s modern standards, Vector biology is rather archaic too. Most of the public doesn’t realize just how possible it would be to rewrite both Cogs and Vectors into mechanically and biologically superior versions on every conceivable front using available technology. On the few occasions where attempts like this have been made the social outcry has been predictably enormous, and bore distinct similarity to what many resistors of early Vector development looked like on Earth.