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What happens when Bitcoins get lost?

Sorry in advance for my bad english. It is not my first language. So I see a problem with bitcoin. E.g. someone with 10 BTC dies and he has no one to give them bitcoins to after he died. Aren‘t those bitcoins unavailable forever for anyone? If so, won‘t bitcoins get extinct after a few generations (1000 years or so)? I see this as a real problem and thats why I doubt it is the currency of the future. I see all the benefits of all the halvings and a top limit of possible bitcoins created, but if you can NEVER „reproduce“ lost bitcoins, would this kill bitcoin forever in a few thousand years? I‘m a beginner so please dont be too harsh. Just my shower thoughts.
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