Another one of my "big list of questions" threads. This time, the topics are resleeving, morphs, and minds (specifically forking and similar things).
1. Can you give us some specifics on resleeving? How long does it take? Does it require a bunch of special equipment, or can you do so with a simple wireless mindlink? If wireless, can it occur as you are dying so that you can keep all of your most recent memories for when you are put in a new body? Is there a maximum range? Could you, theoretically, leave a spare body somewhere and jump from your current one to it to effectively "teleport"?
2. How many minds can occupy a single morph? To be specific, could somebody allow another to occupy their body simultaneously for various reasons, such as they were about to die and needed to escape their body? Can you occupy the same body so you guys could do better teamwork... maybe one effectively acts as the brains while the other is the brawn?
3. Now I know most of the stuff about forking, but there's one niggling detail I don't know. Let's say your old body didn't die, and the mind survived whatever accident triggered your backup to be put in another body. You guys meet each other somewhere, and decide that you don't want to be separate people. Can you merge back together into a single entity? Will there be rules for this?
3a. You only need to answer this one if the answer to the last one was "yes". Can you merge with a completely different mind than your own? Say a character falls in love with someone, and they decide that they want to really be together. Is that another possible merge? Will this work the same as merging with a fork, or will it have different rules?
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