It's a long drive up to Canada to see Jackson's family, but Brian likes driving and Jackson doesn't like airport security (he doesn't have all the official stamps of approval he needs to avoid extra scrutiny for being a psion). They've recently crossed the border into Montana.
"I don't know if anyones tried to psionicize a calculator."
" - right, because it takes you so much time to learn to do things, it'd be hard to experiment."
"Yeah. Eventually someone will probably genericize the skill of psionicizing electronics enough to try it out of curiosity but I don't think anyone's there yet."
"Do you know if something's possible before you try, or do you just have to wait and see if it doesn't work for you?"
"If any psion has done a thing, all psions can, though it might take different amounts of time. Other than that can't be sure till someone tries."
"Research on eclipsed must be a pain."
"Yes. Scientists are annoyed by how much they have to pay to get eclipsed research subjects."
"Your magic is so much... more than ours, it's fascinating."
"More? I mean, the dead people theme seems potentially limiting I guess?"