At least for the time being, we humans are still finite and mortal—but death isn’t what it used to be.
As the body is technologically extended in space and time, we are split between our finitude and our doubled presence in a limitless web of signs, an ‘immortal’ world of information.
After Death offers a penetrating philosophical diagnosis of our contemporary condition: not only an anaesthesia, but an amnesia in which the compulsions of a hyperpresent colonise both past and future, prevailing over any sense of duration, becoming, or appreciation of the ‘thickness of the real’.
Are we trapped in a kind of counterfeit eternity which, in its determination to synchronise the globe in a denial of death, prevents us from living? Against the anxiety of the constant present, how can we hope to return to the experience of being in time and facing death?
A disturbing portrait of a society deliriously dreaming itself as ‘eternal, instantaneous, and infinite’.