"A Builder who is killed in a non-instantaneous manner may
initiate a neural transfer, and become an Elder
upon death. They become Dataform individuals,
receive an immediate +1 boost to their Cognitech
and Metatech scores (to a maximum of 5), and
have their Stringtech and Biotech scores removed.
Do not change the character’s Import as a result
of this." p. 207.
Now, this creates an issue where you're encouraged to start with certain scores in Cognitech and Metatech and to be a Baseline Dynamic character from the start, but then get yourself killed so your new Elder dataform self can take over even better. It's an issue mainly because it does not alter your character's Import in any way, which makes it oddly optimal to do this.
Was this intended for Builders of the Great Beyond characters?