Greetings! I found out about Eclipse Phase from an RPG Net review, and I decided that I needed to delve further into this game! I'm currently reading the core rulebook, and I like what I see. I look forward to further participating in this community. I have a few questions regarding the setting and world: 1.) I understand that transhumanity hugely changed society, but why has the term "transhumanity" replaced "humanity?" Do most people view themselves as "more than human" despite many morphs having humanlike forms? Since many people still seem to have a fondness for human-shaped morphs, this indicates that the majority of society still sees the human form as the ideal. 2.) Why are most real-world religions except Buddhism on the decline? Many religions have a knack for adapting and changing with the times. The split between ego and morph can "prove" to the devout that there's a soul beyond the confines of a flesh-and-blood body. Theological doctrines have changed in order to attract and keep followers. With the exceptions of some reactionary bioconservative congregations, I can't see how Transhumanity would result in the decline of the Abrahamic faiths. 3.) Human rights: how much has this changed in society? How widespread are things like freedom of speech and religion in the setting? Is having access to a physical morph a right or a privilege? What about the ability to be resleeved upon death? 4.) On a related note, what rights and privileges do uplifted animals and AI have in comparison to conventional transhumans? 5.) How exactly do anarchist communities stay together without falling apart? What is preventing volunteer militias or the guys with the most weapons and combat experience from seizing power? How does the rest of society act when a potentially violent conflict arises between individuals and/or groups? How do anarchists react when members or adherents of oppressive groups (such as the Jovian Republic) enter their territory but do not engage in hostilities? 6.) Aside from bioconservative acceptance or infiltrating like-minded groups, is there any advantage or incentive for a person to enter a "flat" morph?
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