Consider, for a moment, how vulnerable we are as capsuleers. The entirety continuity of our identity relies on pinpoint, nano-second accuracy in the timing of our transneural burn scan. Not only that, but we must rely on the professionalism and security of whatever organization we entrust with our clone contracts. We’d be in trouble if our scan data suddenly ended up with nowhere to go. And what would happen if we had enemies waiting for us, just outside of our clone vat, after a rebirth?
Consider, too, that up until a couple of years ago we did not have access to revolutionary high-quality clone production methods. If we didn’t want to lose some of our memory, we had to make sure after every rebirth that we renewed a contract for a high-quality clone. I think I heard, years back, that one of the founders of the Guristas basically became a vegetable because he forgot to update. But rumors are what they are, and I can’t speak as to the veracity of that particular speculation. Like I said, we don’t get a whole lot of secular news in my part of the Ardishapur lands.
Consider that any damage done to the brain before the scan pops off will be recorded by the burn scanner and incorporated into the new brain. This is one reason why capsuleers were very concerned about the Kyonoke Plague. It migrates into the brain and causes massive damage there in the span of minutes. Brain damage incurred before a scan is copied over. This is probably a major reason we are subjected to a full genome scan before admission into a capsuleer academy. People that can inherit neurodegenerative diseases are bad investments as capsuleers go.
We are data, ma’am*. Data that can be transferred between organic vessels. Data than can be altered, corrupted, or lost. It’s safer than ever to be a capsuleer nowadays, but that has not been true for a majority of the time that capsule tech has been available to us.
*edited for the sake of politeness