An extremely durable exoskeleton that a mutated form of the Humanity species developed. Due to the significant survival advantages that this exoskeleton initially imparted, the mutant was able to quickly expand across the world, colonising new habitats, replacing wild-type humans and threatening the existence of many other life forms. Eventually humanity became trapped inside its own exoskeleton and associated appendages and technologies. It began to live in its own world, losing touch with both the outside environment, as well as the organic life form that used to reside inside the exoskeleton. This ushered in a decline phase for the species, leading to its eventual near-extinction.
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