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Gogols are uploaded human minds, often enslaved and used to perform complex computational tasks. The Sobornost Founders have extensive copyclans consisting of countless gogols that have been cloned from an original Prime upload.

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The term gogol is defined by Rajaniemi as: a dead soul, the uploaded mind of a human being, enslaved to carry out tasks, anathema to anyone from the Oubliette.

Rajaniemi, Hannu (2011-05-10). The Quantum Thief (Kindle Locations 565-566). Macmillan. Kindle Edition.

Origin of this is likely the name of a Russian writer Nikolai Gogol, and his novel "Dead Souls"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Souls

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The Sobornost
Ideas Great Common Task · copyclan · Founder
Founders Matjek Chen · Joséphine Pellegrini · Engineer-of-Souls · Vasilev · Hsien-ku · Sumanguru