More of a couple of questions than suggestions... just wanted to clarify something. We've heard the term "Bioconservative" mentioned a lot in topics about those individuals that prefer to not Infomorph themselves. For a while I've been thinking it's a religious choice but looking at some of the conversations you have been saying "bioconservatives AND religious types". Just to clarify, what is the central notion of Bioconservatism? is it a collection of religious beliefs or more philosophical/lifestyle choice... like thinking that Informorph backup somehow diminishes the "origional" person, or that important desicions are better made with the reality of no "save point"? And if it's the latter, are there some exceptions? And if resleeving is out can/do Bioconservatives still obtain other modifications (unless you are a total Luddite why NOT have Basic Biomods?).
On that note. Was there any particular idea/story behind making the Jovian Republic Bioconservative? Given the proximity to Jupiter I'd imagine that Informorphs and Resleeving would be a LOT more appealing with the radiation risk alone... or is THAT the whole appeal behind it? Did the Bioconservatives that set up shop around Jupiter do it simply to show Transhumanity that "mere mortals" could still create something powerful even around one of the more dangerous worlds in the solar system (or did they do the smart thing and they are in Europan seas taking advantage of natural radiation shielding)?