"FM-2030," All Things Considered, Tuesday, July 11, 2000, RealAudio available
at <http://search.npr.org/cf/cmn/cmnps05fm.cfm?SegID=76532>. Summary: "A
futurist who changed his name to FM-2030 died last weekend of pancreatic
cancer. FM-2030 was originally named F.M. Esfandiary. In 1977, he predicted
scientists would one day correct people's genetic flaws. In 1980, he
predicted telecommunications technology would change the way people shop.
Noah talks with Flora Schnall, an attorney and longtime friend of FM-2030.
I found the story remarkably tasteful and very sympathetically rendered. Ms.
Schnall did a great job of describing FM's work, motivations, and suspension.
Those of you interested in presenting extropian ideas to the media might
benefit from hearing her articulate and moving account of one visionary's
life--and its temporary interruption.
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