City of Sparks and Embers
“Desleeved” is a sometimes pejorative term for those who decide to abandon their bodies to live in simulspace, usually in Dome Six.
Most Desleeved came from the large underclass on Mars. Many are simply seeking a better standard of living. Some needed money from the sale of their bodies.
This term usually is not applied to those who maintain a body but sometimes switch to an infomorph.
The Bioconservative movement is taking this phenomenon as a serious problem. While most bioconservatives have no problem with simulspace per se, many also view translation to an infomorph as a degenerate form, some even view it as suicide. Infomorphs cannot produce offspring or otherwise participate in natural biological cycles.