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Meths is short for Methuselahs Meths are essentially the richest of the rich, who have lived for a very long time because they can afford to continuously replace their sleeves. The term comes from the word Methuselah, In the Old Testament, Methuselah was the grandfather of Noah and the longest living person of all time. In the show, ...


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The REAL (or at least "current") Bancroft did die but was almost instantly re-sleeved into a cloned body and a backup of his stack on a satellite. Unfortunately, the backup was missing the last two days of Bancroft's memories which, conveniently for the plot, included his own self-termination. One of the sticking points of the mystery was the fact that ...


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Richard Morgan doesn't really explain but... Accountability I, as a distinct individual person(ality), should be held accountable for any crimes I commit. But "double-sleeving" essentially creates a duplicate (not a clone) of that personality so, essentially, negating the responsibility issue...even though they are the same person regardless of physical ...


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Resolution 653 is a proposal to change the existing law to allow murder victims to be “spun up” / resleeved so they can testify against their killers - even if they have Neo-C coding. Neo-C coding means that they are Neo-Catholics and have a religious objection to being "brought back from the dead" regardless of the reason since they believe that a person ...


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The image is "Ouroborous" The symbol is called Ouroboros, which denotes from the Greek word 'Oura' (tail), and Boros (eating). It's cyclical, and represents an infinite processs, which is of course analogous of the constant life, death, and rebirth process that takes place in Altered Carbon. Source Wikipedia Reference The ouroboros or uroborus ...


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I don't recall any humanoid robots of any kind There were (kinda) but they looked like people. They were called Synths Synthetic humans, or “synths,” are biorobotic androids that provide a cheaper alternative to resleeving in a human body. If you can’t afford a new sleeve, you can download your DHF into a synth. Synths are also used by sex workers and ...


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It's a little vague...even the original novel doesn't use the term Altered Carbon very often..and it certainly doesn't explain it in any detail. However, I think we can make some interpretations. Humans are generally described as "carbon-based" lifeforms... Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, ...


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It MUST be illegal lest everyone just run around committing crimes and then blaming a double sleeve (real or ficticious). Consider the desperate straits cops are already in in the AC world. Criminals can jump sleeves (seemingly at will), any physical evidence would just implicate a sleeve, not the stack, and folks can use artificial or cloned bodies. So if ...


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That was Takeshi's girlfriend/partner at the time.. According to Fandom and Wikipedia, her name was Sarah (played by Olga Fonda). An article from Variety.com also states that Fonda's character in Altered Carbon is indeed Sarah. The episode recap from the Fandom article explains the incidents on the first few moments with Takeshi and Sarah. The series ...


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It wasn't clearly indicated on the show. Sleeves were available for re-use on followings, Some are mentioned in the show, some are speculation and some are from the books. Psychasec keeps an inventory made up of mostly jailed criminals. Slaves from people who have pawned their sleeves for personal or financial reasons. Rich and powerful do 3D print(...


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The stack was merely a storage medium - one of the plot points in altered carbon was folks were transmitted as data as a means of interplanetary transport, and the rich (and military) had backups they could restore as needed into sleeves. There's also cases where there's more than one copy - its illegal but both Dimi the Twin and the protagonist have them in ...


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We don't know We know very little about Jaeger other than that he is/was a CTAC Praetorian and led the assault force that eventually arrested Takeshi Kovacs. Essentially, having captured Kovacs, his job was done and, presumably, he carried on with his current position. Whether he has survived the intervening 250 years between Kovac's capture / ...


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Her motivations are not completely obvious in this episode and they may change over time. Her original intent may be related to her anger at finding out Kovacs has killed a large number of people during his breakout from Psychatek (not sure I've spelt that right) when he punished the entire organisation for torturing him. But the scene where she disposes of ...


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The previous answers have touched upon some really good reasons ranging from - accountability to problems with law enforcement. But at the crux of it, double-sleeving is deemed a serious crime in the Altered Carbon universe and is looked down upon even by criminals as it is ethically wrong. Let me present a few scenarios to present the ethical challenges. ...


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In Altered Carbon, "double-sleeving" is considered a crime because -- while the continued and widespread use of the stack technology has allowed for the period of economic stagnation maintaining the social status of individuals in the ruling class -- the technology fundamentally debases the value of human life, evidenced by the rampant violence and ...


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That would be, literally, the trope Real men wear pink When you are so baddaas you not only have soft side or Heart of Gold but you ooze masculinity so much you can like unicorns.


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