TEST PILOT No2 DR. LEARY
BORN 1920, CONTROVERSIAL WRITER
Timothy Leary died on May 31,1996 at the age of 75. A Pegasus rocket containing 7 grams of his ashes was launched on February 9, 1997, and remained in orbit for six years until it burnt up in the atmosphere. The remains of 24 other people including Gene Roddenberry (creator of Star Trek), Gerard O’Neill (space physicist) and Krafft Ehricke (rocket scientist) were on board with the author of NEUROLOGIC - a remarkable pioneer of the information age.
The man who Richard Nixon once called the “most dangerous man in America” was much more than the LSD Guru people knew. For MISSION ETERNITY he is theoretically qualified because he advocated a new perspective of death, elucidated in his last book “Design for Dying” (with R.U. Sirius, Harper Collins Publishers 1997, ISBN 0-06-018250-4) and because his data legacy is massive. Close friends of etoy.MANAGERS collected comprehensive digital remains for Timothy Leary’s ARCANUM CAPSULE during the last months of his life and suggested him as M∞ PILOT to test the hardware / mortal remains aspect of the project. After the Leary family and the trustee of the Leary estate agreed to transfer 32g of mortal remains and to donate data etoy.AGENTS started to consult several advisors. The issue is very controversial: while Leary's friends within the community want to encapsulate Leary during a ceremony in New York City in Spring 2007 other etoy.ADVISORS suggest to avoid any connection between Leary and the art group. etoy.CORPORATION, well known for experiments on the edge of reality, decided to call its shareholders for an online voting and open discussion.
More than 2000 people from the etoy community are called to express their position and vote for or against Leary's encapsulation in April 2007.