FM-2030, born Fereidoun M. Esfandiary (October 15, 1930 - July 8, 2000), was a transhumanist philosopher and futurist who professed "a deep nostalgia for the future." He was the author of one of the seminal works in the transhumanist canon, Are You a Transhuman?. He also wrote a number of works of fiction under his original name F.M. Esfandiary.
The Day of Sacrifice 1959 available as an eBook
The Beggar 1965
Identity Card 1966 (ISBN 0460038435) available as an eBook
UpWingers: A Futurist Manifesto 1973 (ISBN 0381982432) (pbk.) available as an eBook
Optimism one; the emerging radicalism 1970 (ISBN 0393086119)
Are You a Transhuman?: Monitoring and Stimulating Your Personal Rate of Growth in a Rapidly Changing World 1989 (ISBN 0446388068)
Among other predictions, FM 2030 predicted that by the year 2030 humanity would be "linking in and out of orbits", another one in a series of too-optimistic predictions concerning space travel and space colonization that have been made by space enthusiasts since Sputnik was launched in 1957. However, FM's forecast of universal human immortality by 2030 may prove to be more realistic.
FM-2030 was the son of an Iranian diplomat and lived in 17 countries by the time he was 11. FM-2030 served on the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine from 1952 to 1954.
On July 8, 2000, FM-2030 succumbed to pancreatic cancer and was placed cryonic suspension at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he remains today.
"I am a 21st century person who was accidentally launched in the 20th. I have a deep nostalgia for the future."