Everyone knows that self-destructing a Pod is often times called, suicide.
I wouldn’t consider self destructing a Pod as suicide.
Suicide entails the act of ending a persons existence, in whole and completely, without even the chance of starting a new life with the same skills before the destruction of the Pod took place.
We need a new name for self-destruction of a Pod, something that conveys the process of self-destruction but the ability to emerge into a cloned body with the same skills one had before.
Since a Capsuleer has usually lost their first Pod within a few months of entering New Eden any connection that Capsuleer had with their initial self is lost.
It’s interesting to think that every single Capsuleer in New Eden really isn’t alive at all. We first come to New Eden as one of two beings, A planetary based life that is seeking the riches and excitement of space and those who have been stored in a data base.
But where do those who are simply stored in a data base and then injected into Clones come from to begin with? Are they the original colonists who sought immortality? Or are they something more sinister? By sinister I mean, have they have been created inside of the computer nodes themselves, programs who have become sentient as a result of data constantly passing over the neural grids and into Clones?
Basically every Capsuleer is nothing more than a data base of stored parameters. Are consciousness is stored on neural networks inside of a very secure and protected data base storage facility. Our clone is merely an extension of our electronic form. While in stasis we continue to learn skills, but does our own personality, that which makes each of us our own person continue to be alive? Is our soul active within the mainframe. Where is the soul of the Capsuleer stored at? How does the mainframe keep each and every Capsuleer’s soul intact?
If our original body has been destroyed after Capsuleerization and everything of who we were at the moment becomes a computer data base that can be uploaded into any form of clone that we desire, what keeps our soul alive?
If the Capsuleer’s body is able to be replaced, then the finalization of suicide podding ones self is not the correct term as suicide relates to ending the processes of the soul and body as a whole. A clone is lifeless until the stored soul of the Capsuleer enters it. Before entering the clone, the clone is not able to perform work of any type. While in stasis the soul of the Capsuleer must have the ability to perform work or be alive in order to function as an individual, otherwise we are all nothing more than a computer generated set of programs designed in a computer and given a body to use until it is destroyed.
Is there a life inside of Stasis that keeps the Capsuleer alive during times of stasis? Or is that life simply a generated product of the computer that has been designed to keep Capsuleers alive while in stasis? Is the Capsuleer simply a residual of long dead colonists kept alive, over thousands of years or is New Eden and the Capsuleer simply a projection of a long dead race that doesn’t know its dead?