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They completely are.
In fact, I can prove it. Your first example, technology, usually requires electricity, which doesn't function the same in every universe that it exists in. It requires arbitrary
universal laws to be a certain way, otherwise, if it even exists in a universe, it won't work the same as in another. If you take technology that requires any arbitrary
power-source, it is subject to arbitrary
universal laws being different that can change the way it works, if it works at all, in ways that are arbitrary
. Even direct reality manipulation has to be changed to some arbitrary
, varying degree to be able to influence different dimensions the same way. Normal magic is basically an IE already, so you saying that it's somehow less random than strictly life-based IEs is asinine. Half the time "normal" magic is already life-based in some way anyway. Meanwhile, life-based IEs, while not uniformly this way, do have a great number of them that work the same in every single universe they can exist in. Which happen to include all the ones that I can use, by the way. So yes, life-based "energies," especially the ones I use in particular, are less random or arbitrary than your examples. Check.