I've been alluding to what happened on Earth a lot, so I should really just say it. The short version is that a supermajority of the deities got upset about how transhumanity was making Earth ~*~unaesthetic~*~ and also making it hard to track humans via souls and some other stuff. So they made technology (for a rather weird at the edges and sometimes incoherent definition of the term) stop working on Earth's surface. More and more things become functional as you approach low earth orbit.
I managed to give people a week's notice on this. It was necessary but not sufficient.