Originally Posted by oink
Although most find this thought to be depressing, I don't.
I find the notion to be re-assuring, to be part of the everlasting cosmos, to be thrust back into the primordial soup
Accepting the fact that none of us get out of this world alive is an important first step to wider truths.
I find it reassuring and beautiful as well. Plus I think the definition of "alive" may be seen to extend beyond the circuits shutting down in our current corporeal forms, as suggested by your recycling comment.
Since current astrophysics knowledge dictates that dark energy makes up 70% of the universe, dark matter 25%, and everything we can actually see and touch including the planets, stars, and one another amounts to a measly 5%, I find it rather easy to believe that there could be a matrix or just about anything one could imagine.