FM-2030, Futurist

Posted on July 12th, 2000 by floraschnall // Press & Reviews // Comments Off on FM-2030, Futurist

He was so forward thinking in terms of the human potential that he changed his name to FM-2030 and fiercely proclaimed his belief that he would never, ever die. But on Saturday night, the Miami futurist – who taught a course on “transhumanism’” at Florida International University, died at a friend’s apartment in Manhattan. Aware […]

Futurist Known as FM-2030 Is Dead at 69

Posted on July 11th, 2000 by floraschnall // Press & Reviews // Comments Off on Futurist Known as FM-2030 Is Dead at 69

A futurist who changed his given name to something a little more forward looking, FM-2030 to be specific, died Saturday night at a friend’s Manhattan apartment. An author, teacher and consultant to corporations, he was 69 and lived in Miami. The FM might have stood for Future Man, Future Modular or Future Marvel, but he […]

FM-2030 on All Things Considered

Posted on July 11th, 2000 by floraschnall // Press & Reviews // Comments Off on FM-2030 on All Things Considered

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 […]

F.M. Esfandiary; Futurist Predicted Immortality

Posted on July 11th, 2000 by floraschnall // Press & Reviews // Comments Off on F.M. Esfandiary; Futurist Predicted Immortality

F.M. Esfandiary, who legally changed his name to FM2030 because of his confidence that he would live to 100 and beyond, has died at 69. The “chronic optimist,” who believed age was irrelevant because a person might have artificial body parts of many different ages–he had a hip that was only 2 years old–died Saturday […]