Alright, so this has been bugging me a lot about Eclipse Phase so far. How does someone in Eclipse Phase develop their self of self and identity in the setting of Eclipse Phase? This kind of goes back to my earlier questions about growing up in Eclipse Phase but I guess it's a bit wider reaching than that.
So the question is, how do you develop who you are in Eclipse Phase when so much is subject to change at more or less a drop of the hat? Growing up in Eclipse Phase is hardly touched on at all, and without a good answer you don't really have a good starting point for developing a character's identity. You cannot base their identity off of their body, as bodies are interchangeable and you can never be sure you will get even the same type of body as the one you were born with (or accustomed to, if that's even possible in Eclipse Phase) or that you even have a genetic code even if you are a transhuman. You cannot even really base identity on the information on the Ego itself, as that is too subject to change (though to a lesser extent than bodies). So the question is, with all of this in mind, how do you develop your self of self in this setting? How do you give your character a "face" when they quite possibly will never actually have the same face twice? How do you give your character the spark of life, when you cannot use your own baseline understanding of life and identity development for the purposes of an Eclipse Phase character?