Relifing
Any being or device in the "real world" (RL) that has been created or designed by virtuals.

As virtual reality grew, the diverse virtual beings became more independent, intelligent and useful. Finally, some of them became able to manipulate the rl through robots and nano, therefore "relifing it".

In a very broad sense, relifing was already known (or anticipated) in the early Interplanetary Era, when there existed some primitive robots controlled by external computers. The first attempts were traced to virch engineers, who wanted their virtual engineering ais to build virtually designed prototypes in the rl. Soon, it grew to become a diverse and important part of civilization.

Then, a number of reltrapworlds, reltrapthings and relmonsters appeared. They caused fear among hu and ai similar only to that caused by goo swarms. Relifing become strictly controlled in many places (but not strictly enough), and production of relnano was sometimes banned altogether. Nevertheless, some unauthorized things still sneaked through.
 
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    [1] A symbolic term for all relifed things, sophonts, places etc.
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Development Notes
Text by Jorge Ditchkenberg

Initially published on 24 September 2004.