A man before his time: FM-2030
September 24, 2013 7:57 PM   Subscribe

Notable transhumanist and futurist FM-2030 (née Fereidoun M. Esfandiary) was really, really into the future.
posted by edwardog (7 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
I often ask myself How humanity rich are you, really?

Rather.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 8:15 PM on September 24, 2013


I'm fixing to take a deep and abiding interest in this guy.
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:34 PM on September 24, 2013


This guy is cool as hell. He was the first person to be vitrified after death. I say we thaw him out in 2030 for his hundredth birthday.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:43 PM on September 24, 2013


On July 8, 2000, FM-2030 died from pancreatic cancer and was placed in cryonic suspension at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona, where his body remains today.

How many other Alcor pods contain people who have wikipedia pages?

He looked and sounded pretty decent on the first youtube clip. If he was here today I would want to ask him about the google glass. It doesn't look like it would go with his outfit.
posted by bukvich at 7:50 AM on September 25, 2013


Seems the dude was rad.
posted by Drexen at 7:50 AM on September 25, 2013


I say we thaw him out in 2030 for his hundredth birthday.

If he wasn't dead, that would really piss him off.
posted by flabdablet at 11:29 AM on September 25, 2013


Nancie Clark changed her name too: http://www.natasha.cc

I want a future name!
posted by scamper at 5:31 PM on September 25, 2013


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