[ExI] Extrope Robert Bradbury Has Died

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Thu Mar 3 06:29:14 UTC 2011

Steve Coles adds:

"David Kekich told me that Robert had not signed up for any cryonic
suspension in any form."

This is all very dismaying. I was not a close pal of Robert's, but he 
wrote a lengthy and excellent piece on his invention, the Matrioshka 
Brain or MBrain, for my anthology YEAR MILLION, and I quoted him 
extensively in THE SPIKE; he was a ferment of ideas, with an apparent 
grasp of diverse technical fields. On one occasion he generously used 
frequent flyer points he'd accrued in excess to help me fly to the 
States from Australia to attend a Foresight conference. I gather he 
burned through a substantial inheritance 15 or 20 years ago trying to 
get a life-extension research organization to takeoff point, but it was 
too early and he wasn't Aubrey. A side effect might have been later 
problems with finances that probably prevented his signing up with Alcor.

He'll be missed.

Damien Broderick

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