Good idea, and good execution, and this is something that I can totally use in my own setting. In my setting Surya would be a regional corp that hasn't quite made the jump to AAA rated Megacorp, and it's power generation in India fits in well with the subcontinent retaining its independence without joining any of the New Earth Governments. Offworld subsidies would be space stations and colonies in the solar system, and would be very limited.
The major world players in the power generation scene are building and operating fusion reactors, and dimensional engines while alternative power is sitting in it's usual back seat.
Parapsychic abilities are functionally 'mutant' powers that you are either born with and manifest through puberty or develop after being exposed to high levels of strange radiation emitted by arcanotechnology or cosmic contamination. Creating artificial parapsychic power is a major goal of the cosmic era world governments and has thus far met with failure or worse results. Go to Comment
The biggest problem with modern cloning is the materials and processes being used are mired in a mentality and mindset that is a century out of date. There is no reason to be producing utility clones and meretrix clones in med-pods that are cutting edge. The newest innovation from Vetmuara is the polybag womb. The old cloning tanks are large constructions of glass and steel, with a variety of advanced systems hooked to it. The Vetmuara polybag is a synthetic plastic tube not much larger than a adult human. The bags are hung from a ceiling, and the occupant is hooked into a gravity feed system, nutrient solution in the top, waste out the bottom.
The bag farms are terrible places, with human clones incubating in their plastic wombs. The air is humid and hot, 98.7 degrees fahrenheit, and close to 90% humidity. There is also a constant cloying organic smell, a mixture of waste and chlorine, amniotic gel and nutrient paste. The bags get tight as the clones inside grow to adult size. Walking through a production facility there are elbows and shoulders pressed into the plastic, and if the contents are female, there are breasts flattened against the plastic.
The floors are grates, with walkways. The bags can be drug through an overhead track system, or move through basic automation. When something goes wrong, the techs just cut the bag open and let the clone fall out of it, a miscarriage from a machine. The fluids drain out into a collection center, and the body is sent to recycling.
Nutrient Paste - primarily derived from synthetic human protein. The new clones are fed a paste made from the corpses of old clones, augmented with nutritional supplements.
I cannot find the right voice to carry the Mecha of the Cosmic Era. The more I have delved into the setting, while the giant machines are impressive and highly visible, they are increasingly not that important on a great level. The main level of conflict is being fought on the infantry scale, more emulating the chivalry of the medieval era than the massed tank and armor battles of WWII and Iraqi conflicts. Go to Comment
There are a variety of power sources, and I was going to delve into them in the engine section.
Arc Reactors (mini-hydrogen tokamaks)
Batterys and umbilical cables for working machines
Dimensional Engines (Arcanotech)
Fission Reactors for really big things that aren't worried about weight Go to Comment
The Tangaroa were going to be a riff on the traditional green tail mermaid, having a barbarian hunter/gatherer culture, the main merfolk that surface dwellers deal with, rather than the benthic mer, or the cecaelia Go to Comment