I'm always wanting to knit things up - I don't like disconnection, and my idea of the post-death state is that our energy rejoins a collective pool like raindrops falling into the sea. This Wired article is not new but is worth revisiting:
"There is only one time in the history of each planet when its inhabitants first wire up its innumerable parts to make one large Machine. Later that Machine may run faster, but there is only one time when it is born.
You and I are alive at this moment.
After the hysteria has died down, after the millions of dollars have been gained and lost, after the strands of mind, once achingly isolated, have started to come together - the only thing we can say is: Our Machine is born. It's on."