Nine Lives puts stolen (or obtained from shady backup companies) backups into all sorts of bodies for the evulz, including animals.
How does that work? I presume that given the usual rules for morphs, animals have low mental aptitude caps, so the poor sod stuck in one is as dumb as an animal for the duration... But that makes me wonder: Wouldn't being stuck in a brain stupider than you're used to have lasting negative effects on your ego (if you ever get rescued and backed up out of it, anyway)? I mean with something like an animal is their brain really able to even _hold_ your ego at full complexity, so if you get backed up out of it you're back to normal (except for some traumatic memories, anyway) or is the result like a partial fork? Does this apply to a lesser degree when you sleeve into a morph that's not quite as smart as you're used to (say your personal morph is mentally enhanced, or you're a super-smart infomorph, and you egocast into a standard splicer)?