دوشنبه، آبان ۰۵، ۱۳۹۳

In Memory of Joseph F. Coates

Dear Friends,

Sadly, I just received the following note from Lifeboat Foundation about passing away of Joseph F. Coates. I met Joe in April of 2007 at the office of World Future Society in Bethesda, MD where he was cheerfully helping with the preparations for the 2008 WFS Convention of Washington DC. He was a very dedicated futurist and contributed a lot to the discipline. His works can be found at following website:

http://www.josephcoates.com

His article reviewing Ray Kurzweil's book Singularity is Near was brought to my attention by Ray, a few years after it was published. The article included some of Joe's interesting observations about old age and death:

http://josephcoates.com/pdf_files/285_Kurzweil_Singularity.pdf

I would like to offer my condolences to Joe's family and friends and wish them patience at this time of great loss.

Sincerely,
Sam Ghandchi, Editor and Publisher
Iranscope
http://www.ghandchi.com
http://www.iranscope.com
 

----------------------------------------------------------------
Lifeboat Foundation - Joseph F. Coates Memorial
From: Lifeboat Foundation Administration
To: iranscope

Sam,

The Lifeboat Foundation mourns the passing of our Joseph F. Coates who
worked to "Safeguard Humanity" until the end of his life. Learn about
Joe at http://lifeboat.com/ex/bios.joseph.f.coates

Joe's memorial service will be held at the Mount Airy Mansion at
http://www.mountairymansion.org/home.html in Upper Marlboro, Maryland,
on Saturday, November 8th. The memorial will begin promptly at 2 pm; you
are invited to arrive shortly after 1 pm. After the memorial, everyone
will enjoy drinks, snacks, and conversation until 5 pm. There will also
be an opportunity to speak "as the spirit moves you". If you would like
to attend and/or speak at the memorial, let me know.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends consider a donation
to Joe's favorite charity, Covenant House New York at
http://ny.covenanthouse.org/

Lifeboat Foundation
http://lifeboat.com

بايگانی وبلاگ