Beyond the Black
Station Type: Beehive
Allegiance: Autonomist Alliance (Extropian)
Primary Languages: Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu
iZulu was built by anarcho-capitalist South African technocrats who managed to escape the Fall, in the process bringing along more than two million infomorph refugees from Sub-Saharan Africa. Those infugees with the right mix of contacts and skills received bodies and are doing well on iZulu. Skilled refugees who were also lucky were not physically re-instantiated, but are now active as infomorphs in the iZulu mesh. The rest remain in dead storage, waiting for someone to retrieve them. Many of these frozen egos were adapted to living conditions and technology that were at best fifty years behind the times when the Fall hit, meaning that they may have difficulty coping with transhuman society without a sponsor willing to help them adapt and acquire new skills training.
iZulu is essentially two colonies. The first and most obvious is the physical habitat, the second is the virtual colony inhabiting the mesh.