EULAs for the afterlife

Tom Scott's Welcome to Life is a clever and chilling short film about the EULA you will be asked to click through when you die. It paints a picture of an afterlife run on the kinds of shitty, non-negotiable terms as today's social media sites.

If you liked this, you may also enjoy two novels that provided inspiration for it: Jim Monroe's Everyone in Silico, where I first found the idea of a corporate-sponsored afterlife; Rudy Rucker's trippy Postsingular, which introduced me to the horrifying idea of consciousness slums.

Welcome to Life: a science fiction story about what you see when you die.


  1. I think that this is why optimists prefer to postulate that post-scarcity economics and consciousness uploading will come at approximately the same time… 

  2. This reminds me of Iain M Banks novel Feersum Endjinn where they get, I think 7 new lives in a new body and 11 virtual lives.

  3. Kinda hard to think of anything to say. I mean i should feel something here but Disney copyrighted that emotion so they deleted it when my credit check failed last month.

  4. What a magnificent manoeuver.

    We need more of this brilliant stuff that so ably illustrates what an impoverished shit-hole these arsehole megacorps are only too happy to make of reality.

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