A chance remark I made to the Captain got me to thinking. . . I can't see why amorphs don't live forever.
That thought rattled around with what Theo told me about his conversation with you, about how you effectively do live forever.
Then I remembered that your fellow gerontocrat, Rod, told Kevyn that Schlock's kind evolved from long-term data storage devices your people created.
Suddenly I find myself very, very curious. Do you mind if I pick your brains for a few minutes?
Given the context, I'm going to have to say that yes, I do mind.