Familial Bloodlines are what long-term thinkers build for their posterity, in the Galactic setting.
This might include a series of clones, each mind uploaded with the memory engrams from the last.
A digitized mind could be uploaded into the lastest upgraded robo-host.
Or, upload Grandma's mem's into a natural new bio-gen.
Each new generation can determine their own way to pass on their genetic and intellectual heritage to the next generation.
In this way, building up your Bloodline is a sort of personal endgame.