In this article, the authors, Robert Lanza and Bob Berman, argue a similar point, but from an entirely different perspective, (or perhaps from two apparently conflicting perspectives). The position they advocate is called biocentrism, the view that 'life and consciousness create the reality around them.' From this angle, there is no death because, strictly speaking, 'the' world is confined to each individual conscious mind that organizes the data within and without at each renewed Now. Death, then, is the literal end of the world (for this consciousness), at which we 'reach the imagined border of ourselves'.
At the same time, they also employ the metaphor of time as a vinyl record, where each sound being emitted at any given moment is akin to the Now, while the songs that haven't played yet are akin to what we would casually call 'the future' and the songs that have already played are akin to what we would casually call 'the past.' But the record itself persists as a whole, with its 'past' and 'future' relative only to the listener. This understanding of time seems to me to be closer to what Spinoza intends, but I'm not sure how well it gels with the biocentrist view that life and consciousness create the reality around them.