A question: I noticed you use a lot the word "hai" in Albedo, normally as an affirmative word like yes at times. Did you take it from the Japanese word for "yes"?
Both as an exclamation and as an affirmative, semi-borrowed from the Japanese, yes.
I guess it's been established that some part of the Net instigates the terrorists, but what do the terrorists think they are accomplishing that they are willing to die for?
Manipulating someone to do things, even terrible and suicidal things isn't all that hard if you know how to 'push the right buttons'. But I'm backing off of the idea of the Net keeping things stirred up.
You've established "The Net" as one AI character; will there be other AI's?
Each robot, ship's computer, and planaetary net can also be a more or less autonomous character. My version of A.I. is less like organic consciousness that a really good program that functions at a level that sure looks like consciousness, but really isn't.