If you guys have a moment, could you go a little more into these "Hypercorps"? Many a SF game has it's "Mega-Corps"... and though I get the impression that "Hypercorps" are profit-seeking enterprises that's where their connection with the typical company ends. Given what I've seen in the technologies, social structure, and mentality of the EP universe so far I have a mental image of a somewhat different entity. Something along the lines of a small group of people, with no big corporate headquarters (outside of a protected file archive in the mesh), and rather than an extensive owned infrastructure; combines resources with other such groups for large-scale goals. Is that about right?
And if that (or something like it) is the case will characters be able to have membership or even BE a Hypercorp?