What will dying be like in the future ?

A screen will apologise to you and tell you that you have got your password wrong and answered your security question incorrectly. You are being given one more chance.

You know that to fail again will mean that the machine will take your life from you (or fail to sustain your life, more likely). You will grope around in your addled brain for pets’ names or memorable phrases or girls you might have had a crush on when you set the damned thing up thirty years earlier.

Finally, you just try your usual password with a 1 on the end and press <return>…

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