Why are so few children born in EP (Excluding Jovian Republic)? Putting intellectual reasons aside, humans have strong drive to have progeny hardwired in our brains so why aren't we making more kids in time of crisis? (I know for a fact that people do make babies when spending to much time in bomb shelters even as their homes are being blown apart) Have anybody found natality statistics in EP? Even with millions of uploads waiting a morph large settlements on planets should promote natality because uploads supply is not unlimited and after couple of decades those people will have horribly outdated skills... [or not ;] Does some societies in EP forbid/restrict/inhibit childbirth and why/where? How many children uploads are waiting in 'soulbanks'? (people are willing to sacrifice... a lot, for their kids, and sending them away from holocaust/TITAN war machines certainly qualify as an example...) Is default setting in biomorphs: fertile? Can pod have children? Are there exowombs? (to carry babies instead the old fashion way)
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