fictional interview by Bircan ÜNVER
Year 2030, Arizona
was thirty years ago and I was working at New School,
Audio and Video department as a videographer in New York
City. Our chief of staff, Brian Kase asked me if I read
the article on the “Obituary page” in New
York Times about FM-2030. At first I thought it must have
been a movie or a space ship, then I thought it was a
code name or something like that but the answer was no
because I have not read the article. Right after I read
the article in the New York Times on July 11, 2000, which
was about his bodys suspension until the year 2030.
Then his beliefs cryonics suspension, and possibly physical
immortality struck me..
I was so much effected by his philosophy that I dreamt
about chronically suspense myself for a time being. Then
I was not able to decide about at what age I could do
it! As if asking to myself, is 50 or 70 a good age to
do it. (Here I did not consider taking into attention
that I legally had to be pronounced dead physically) Then
I thought about writing my personal manifesto for every
five years which led me to remind myself that 1 year before
FM-2030 wakes up, I will be 70 years old. Maybe after
writing about the my personal manifesto of age 70, then
I could apply it to myself.
I had to wait and delay such attempt until I say good
morning to FM-2030, wishful thinking he will be back to
spread light on the face of the earth. Now I am 71 years
old and FM-2030 is around 100 years old but he looks as
fresh as 50 years old…
great deal number of Internet sites and satellite broadcasting
channels are announcing the news about the revising process
and return of FM-2030 to life.
wanted to tell him "Good Morning" from 30 years
ago and just like him asking to live in 2030, I planned
to live this moment from 30 years ago, from three years
before and after his return to first life, I had the chance
to make this interview after a long hardship.
I was standing in front of him. Time has not passed by
for him and we have changed places and grew older just
like in the movies. He, looked healthier and younger from
that of 30 years ago. His body was adapted to life and
was making the final preparation to start a dynamic life.
From that day on FM-2030 became a myth and a question
of wonder. Thus, I would like to share with you this first
encounter with him after he returned to life with a great
passion and expectation...
* * * *
morning, FM-2030 you have achieved what you have planned
along with your name.. How do you feel today?
Ever since you went to sleep thirty years ago, what is
the first thing that you remember?
did not understand that despite the speed of the evolution
the earth and the space covered, and the human beings
on any level of life did not show any sign of adaptation
to this development and philosophy.
contradiction in my mind at that time.
Within the last thirty years of medical science has been
the slowing down of aging, prolonging the life and finding
remedies for deadly diseases, can you say that you represent
a power of development about the same subject?
I think I have added a little bit. Because 30 years ago
millions of people died from cancer or other deadly diseases.
Medicine did not have the solution for most of the diseases
like that. For this reason I took 30 years off and remained
until 2030 so that medicine could find cure for these
diseases. But of course being in the cryonics suspension
period is also a part medical experiment that brought
an acceleration to medical research.
At that time, one of your remarkable predictons of the
of years from now-
whereever we are in the Universe-
whoever we are-
however we look-
we will always remember these years."
on this statement, what kind of memoirs is it going to
be? What kind of prospect will these memoirs bring to
that piece of life and planet, and how will it relate
the future as of today?
century; with the “scientific history of human being”,
“monkey –human being” an evolution,
the evolution and development may be evaluated at the
very tip of its form. Unless the same century and its
tip of its form reaching the whole human being state and
its sharing by creating deep valleys and many dimensions.
These valleys are such that they come along as a flow
of a movie or altogether in a huge picture and preserved
in such a balance that the strong may demolish the other
willingly or at the spot. For this reason, we accept the
beginning of the “evolutionism” as we accept
the Big Bang (Stephen Hawking), the formation of the universe.
It is possible to evaluate “universalism”
the beginning of the “20th century”.
Because of this reason, the time frame I talk about these
thoughts, millions of years far away from a century, is
a planet I am not able to pronounce its name with a different
type of biology, where universalizing human beings will
never forget their beginning and their search about its
Although most of your
foresights have been realized, the medical science and
the biology of human beings had not been brought together
and did not cover a long distance in that manner. Because
length of life has been prolonged and most of the deadly
diseases has their own cure but “aging” and
“death” are still a big question. The average
age of life has reached beyond 100 but being “immortal”
has not yet been understood. Along with these, people
inspired by the experiment you went through with the present
technology. Thus do you consider that will they also think
about being in cryonic
suspension, and then themselves to wake up 1000
beings in this century will capture “immortality”
in way not seen ever before. Today sleeping and waking
up a thousand years later will be available physically
or by the transformation of different planets; after being
in cyronic suspension for a thousand years and waking
up with technology of today does not have the guarantee
to take place but it is worth to try.
what is the first thing you wish to accomplish?
life, and after travel space with my loved ones…
- . -
Futurist, Optimist and Philisopher
original name is F.M Esfandiary, born in 1930. In 1970,
through legal ways because he planned to live longer than
a hundred years and he changed his name to FM-2030. Although
his body got beaten by Pancreas cancer, because he wanted
to live 100 years, he made a life insurance agreement
with ALCOR Foundation
for one hundred thousand Dolars, for cryonics suspension
his brain and hoping in the year 2030 to return back to
this agreement, he has been in cyronics suspension at
Alcor facilities since July 11, 2000 to return back to
life in the year 2030.
In New School University (used to be New School for Social
Research), initiated “Future” department and
gave lessons about foresights and theories of the future.
At the same time he taught in California University, Los
Angeles and Smithsonian İnstitute. “Identity
Card”, “Optimism One”, “Up-Wingers”,
“Telespheres” and “Are you a Transhuman?”
are his basic titles of the books he has written.
articles were published in New York Times and Los Angeles
Times. He was able to speak French, Arabic, Hebrew and
English. FM-2030 was born from an Iranian Diplomat family
because of his father’s job he lived in eleven different
countries until he was seventeen, he does not consider
himself being from Iran or any other country, he considers
himself as a “world citizen”. One of FM-2030’s
foresights is as follows:
you are healthy in the year 2010, you have a high percentage
of living through 2030. If you are still alive in the
year 2030, it does not matter how old you are because
it means you will live the future and remain eternal.”
And with this aim of his, he will be kept in cryonics
suspension himself until then.
on FM-2030 at the Light Millennium:
- Interview with Flora Schnall – p2
Related other links:
from Turkish into English by Babur ALBAYRAK
4th issue of the Light Millennium dedicated to FM-2030.
original version of above fictional interview
was written in Turkish and published in the ISIK BINYILI:
Fall-2000, 4th issue.
© The Light Millennium, November 2002, New York