Concept: you’ve done it. You’ve digitized your mind. You’re the first person to completely escape the confines of your fleshy original form.
Since you’re the first they want to run some experiments on you. How ruthlessly can they compress your data before you stop being you?
You don’t feel any different after the first round. Maybe your thoughts start get a little fuzzy the next round.
You get a little distressed after a few more. You hardly remember your own gender.
A few rounds later, you feel nothing at all. You’re just a cute bundle of pixels.