The Tao of the Silicon.Shaman - amataur philosphising..
Thank you for writing/posting this. It is something that I have been wrestling with myself recently having been brought up Xtian as a child, becoming a born again Baptist at about age 15, losing my faith to science, logic and common sense at about 18 and now, at 41 with a chronic illness and a growing sense of my mortality but with no kids, I have been conflicted about my wish to 'leave something behind' and the futility of doing so. Unless I can write a classic novel, release a best-selling album or become very famous in some other way (all very unlikely), I will not be remembered for more than a few years by anyone. This was hurting. A lot. I had been coming to similar conclusions as you have but reading this has just crystalised it for me.