28 Aug '14, 8pm

Very sad: honored cypherpunk and #Bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney has passed away rest in cryopreserved pe…

I am both sad and happy to tell you that long-time Extropy Institute/Extropy magazine/Extropy chat list member -- and honored cypherpunk and Bitcoin pioneer – was declared clinically dead this morning and is now being cryopreserved. Hal was diagnosed with ALS five years ago. He made it clear that once he lost the ability to communicate, he did not want his vital functions supported any further but should be allowed to cease functioning and promptly be cryopreserved. Hal and Fran Finney arrived in Scottsdale, Arizona on Tuesday where he was checked into ICU of a hospital near Alcor. After administration of drugs to ensure no consciousness, his ventilator was removed. Although the doctors expected all breathing to cease within an hour, Hal’s body kept going until shortly before 9:00 am this morning, August 28, 2014. Immediately after pronouncement of legal death, Alcor’s sta...

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