Skip to comments.Life, Death, and Your Digital Afterlife
Posted on 07/12/2012 12:42:58 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
(snip) "What is it?" I said, laughing too, just contagiously.
"Oh oh, your father was called to jury duty, and I sent the form back saying 'deceased'..."
"And they wrote him back."
"It says, 'Your excuse has been accepted.'"
The machinery of human affairs churns blindly on and on, no matter what, ... The system, the bureaucracy, the forms to fill out. The alarm clock rings, appointments to keep. The crazy futility of it all is a little bit sad, too, the way perhaps all truly hilarious things have to be.
That Kafkaesque sensation of tragicomic futility has now acquired a new and larger dimension of weirdness, because the seeming permanence of the Internet is so crisply, coldly digital, and therefore so entirely at odds with the messiness of real life. You might say that human beings are analog creatures with certain digital tendencies, and that the digital and analog parts of our nature are inevitably at war with one another. ...
(Excerpt) Read more at theverge.com ...
RIMMER: Death? It’s like being on holiday with a group of Germans.
Chemo is too
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