The lab bustled with activity. Computer arbiters seized their processing machines, wrenching the controls furiously. Involuntary facial expressions on the faces of these young 3d world builders allude to a subconscious turmoil, a pull between potentiality and reality. In their minds millions of tiny skirmishes are taking place on a microscopic level. At a crux, when a neuron faces the impasse of two choices, one synaptic branch or the other, this is the firefight. A metronome of futures engaged in combat. There can be only one.