Listen, Tyrone, you don't know how dangerous that stuff is.
Suppose someday you just plug in and go away and never come back? Eh?
Ho, ho! Don't I wish! What do you think every electrofreak
dreams about? You're such an old fuddyduddy! A-and who sez it's a
dream, huh? M-maybe it exists. Maybe there is a Machine to take us
away, take us completely, suck us out through the electrodes out of the
skull 'n' into the Machine and live there forever with all the other
souls it's got stored there. It could decide who it would suck out,
a-and when. Dope never gave you immortality. You hadda come back, every
time, into a dying hunk of smelly meat! But We can live forever, in a
clean, honest, purified, Electroworld.
- -- Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow"