We have gotten to the point where we can all live forever. Yet I know that not everyone has that desire.
We have discussed the lifespan of our dog, Rosie, pictured in the thumbnail, and we will miss her when she is gone, but she now lives forever, at least in a digital form.
This is a new thing. Many years ago people would live and die and leave nothing behind, but through our access to the internet, we all are leaving traces (or more) of ourselves.
Bits and pieces of me are now on BigThink, MySpace, Facebook, Ezine, Youtube, Yahoo, Google and a plethora of other sites. Videos I have posted are now living on in other domains. How they got there, I don't know.
But I know that when I am gone, in another 40 or 60 years, I will still live in my videos for my great grandchildren to look at at laugh. (or cry)