Do you think that Factors are in fact a race with harmful intentions towards transhumanity? The following passage in the text of the main book gives in my view a subtle hint:
Now, what kind of ideologies and beliefs can a species have that evolved from predators based on eating creatures they capture ? If we use sociobiology as explanation of our behaviours and ideologies that come from primate ancestry, than similiar extrapolation of beliefs and ideologies regarding a species whose evolution consists of predatory tactics and making traps for more stronger opponents, should let us worry about Factors intentions and goals towards humans in their decaying state after the Fall. The next evolutionary leap was to a stage similar to Terran slime molds,[b] eating microorganisms from decaying matter[/b]. As evolution progressed,[b] they mutated further into a cautious, predatory species that fed on larger, dangerous creatures[/b]. Rather than actively hunting such prey, this species [b]developed versatile methods of capturing and immobilizing their competitors (comparable to Earth’s funnel web or trapdoor spiders)[/b]. Over time, this method of trapping prey spurred basic (practical) intelligence and provided them with the evolutionary advantage that paved the way to sapience, driving Factors to become the highest developed organisms on their planet and build a civilization.
—[I]Raise your hands to the sky and break the chains. With transhumanism we can smash the matriarchy together.[/i]