Say you die in a traffic accident today. In that instant, your time freezes. You’ll never go further. One day will pass, one month, years, generations; gradually, you’ll disappear even from all human memory.
But Gmail will keep receiving email, Twitter will keep relating your colleagues’ thoughts, mixi will keep relating your colleagues’ diaries, Tumblr will keep sharing images, Yahoo Auction will keep finding old relics, Amazon will keep recommending new products, YouTube will keep showing funny videos.
Isn’t it a little bittersweet to think of how, so long as these services exist, we’ll never be fully released, completely free?