I wrote an essay -- or more like a draft of an essay -- which explains how your bodies and minds work, in the transhumanist future that we set the Analogue adapt (and this RP) in. You can read it on our journal.
I did not list SOMA as an influence, because after finishing watching a 2 Girls 1 Let's Play of it, I felt that it asked some interesting questions but gave unsatisfying answers. I also had a nervous breakdown, which partly contributed to needing to figure stuff out and then write this. >_>;
Let us know what you think, or if anyone has any questions about what this means for their character concepts.