In S01E01 of Altered Carbon when Takeshi first speaks with Bancroft, it's explained that a full copy/backup of a person's DHF (stack) is extremely expensive; only for the super rich.

BANCROFT: Have you ever heard of full-spectrum DHF remote storage backup?
TAKESHI: Yeah. Just never met anyone filthy rich enough to afford it.

In such a futuristic setting where medical and technological feats are seemingly easy to accomplish, what's the reasoning behind this?

  • That's never going to have an answer....it's basic economics, more complicated means more expensive. – Paulie_D May 19 at 19:57
  • @Paulie_D Just came across some discussion about it here: reddit.com/r/alteredcarbon/comments/81y3yn/… – Charles May 19 at 20:43
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    @Charles Didn't vote to close, but I think if you can, just make the question more clear/detailed – Vishwa May 20 at 2:41

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