So many reveals in this episode, enough that I want to be pretty careful about what I write here because I don't want to give away spoilers to people reading the snippet of description that will go up on Google+.
But I think the most important thing revealed is that The Tower both has the capability of growing new bodies, back up minds and put virtual minds into simulations. So yes, they have very expensive functional immortality, original gets into an accident, print out a new copy, lose at most a couple of weeks experience.
Who wouldn't be interested in this? Imagine if you no longer needed to be worried about the head of a government being assassinated. You just back up the president regularly and before every public appearance.
No wonder Farrick wants to get her hands on it, I am frankly surprised The Tower ever lost its funding with capabilities like that.