The Nemesis Factor
District 1 is the largest domed habitat on NOM 5. It has a strictly controlled population of 10,000. Natural births in this habitat require a permit. Violation of this will result in severe fines and penalties. This population control is essential so that the habitats resources are not overburdened.
Most of the inhabitants of this region are there as indentured servants. They are working to accumulate enough REP to pay for their rental morph and to purchase a new one. When an individual finally purchases their independance, unless someone specifically requests a birth permit, another person is downloaded from those who died to replace them.
The planet does not use currency, everything is paid for with REP.