Transhuman Parkour

One of the choices we made when choosing the skills available in Eclipse Phase was to combine running/sprinting with gymnastics into a general Freerunning skill. Our idea was that since many people in EP are sleeved in bodies that are optimized for health and athleticism, there would be a more widespread adoption of athletic activities. When you also take into account that most people live in habitats that are essentially tight and complex urban environments, often having or spun for gravity well-below Earth standard, then the ability to move quickly and athletically through these areas in a style similar to parkour would be commonplace. So Freerunning is the skill you use to run, jump, flip, and otherwise move quickly. (There is a seperate Free Fall skill for microgravity environs.)  

With that in mind, I was pleased to find this promotional Nike video that shows what a transhuman practicing freerunning might look like:

The Runner -Exploit yourself- from BLR_VFX on Vimeo.

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