Like a lot of libertarians, I have a soft spot for Illuminatus! scribe Robert Anton Wilson, who among other things was fond of speculating (before Ray Kurzweil made it cool) about how cumulative advances in bioengineering and nanotechnology might soon make us effectively immortal. Sadly, via Boing Boing, it looks like Bob himself will not be around to benefit from the realization of his prediction. And to make matters worse, Doug Rushkoff (who, come to think of it, I first met at a RAW lecture) is reporting that Wilson's illness has left him in dire financial straits.
If you're a fan and want to do something to help, you can make a PayPal contribution to Wilson's email, "firstname.lastname@example.org" or send a check to:
Dennis Berry c/o Futique Trust
P.O. Box 3561
Santa Cruz, CA 95063.
Also, one fan is printing some nifty T-shirts, proceeds from the sale of which will go to RAW.