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James "Scotty" Doohan finally makes it to space

As the BBC reported James Doohan, who played Montgomery Scott, or Scotty in the Star-Trek series got his final wish granted.

His mortal remains where sent into space for a final voyage.

Alas the etoy.CORPORATION would have preferred to be Scottys service partner, M°° doesn't as of yet offers space services and we appreciate his wifes decision.

The etoy.AGENTS bid Mr. Montgomery their farewell on his final journey.
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Kurze Nacht der Komplizen

Kurze Nacht der Komplizen

05 Samstag » 20:00 » Uhr Schiffbau Halle 1
http://www.schauspielhaus.ch/www/107_430.asp?PlayID=284
weitere Infos unter http://www.businesskontakte.ch/

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Sarcophagus now at Gütebahnhof Zürich
etoy at Schauspielhaus Zürich
Preview - Nacht der Komplizen
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etoy scheduled at Tweakfest

The MISSION ETERNITY SARCOPHAGUS is scheduled to appear at the Tweakfest.
Stimulating Zurich's creative industry and networks, the Tweakfest is
"the first platform to combine culture, research, communication, and entertainment. Tweakfest offers creative spirits, researchers and managers a forum in which to debate, make presentations and unveil latest products and services."

Visit us on May 24-26 at Turbinenplatz in Zurich!

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Essential readings for angels

  • Timothy Leary, 1997. Design for dying. With R.U. Sirius. Harper Collins: New York.
  • Milan Kundera, 2005. Le rideau. Gallimard: Paris
  • Hubert L. Dreyfus. On the Internet. Thinking in action. Routledge: New York.
  • Thomas Mann, 1912/1992. Der Tod in Venedig. Fischer: Frankfurt.
  • Vladimir Jankélévitch, 1977. La mort. Flammarion: Paris.
  • Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, 1991. The bardo guidebook. Rupa: New Delhi.
  • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, 1992. The heart treasure of the enlightened ones. Shambhala: Boston.
  • Jean-Françcois Revel et Matthieu Ricard, 1997. Le moine et le philosophe. Nil: Paris.
  • Mitch Albom, 1997. Tuesdays with Morrie: an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson. Doubleday: New York.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche. 1978. Also sprach Zarathustra. Reclam: Dietzingen.
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etoy: Voting on Timothy Leary mortal remains case

Dear etoy.SHAREHOLDER,

After an essential meeting with advisor Alan Gershenfeld (former senior vice president of Activision studios, CEO and co-founder of netomat) etoy.CORPORATION decided to call on its shareholders for an online voting in the controversial Timothy Leary mortal remains case.

As a co-owner of etoy (the creator of MISSION ETERNITY) you are asked for your opinion on the historical decision about including American counter culture icon, Timothy Leary (http://www.erowid.org/culture/characters/leary_timothy/) into MISSION ETERNITY and to vote for or against Leary's eternal existence in etoy's social memory system.

The comments to this blog post serve as a discussion forum.

All voting codes to participate will be sent to the personal email address of each shareholder today. The voting process remains open until Sunday April 22, 2007.

About the debate:

etoy.AGENTS evaluated Leary as a potential TEST PILOT to explore and fine-tune the MORTAL REMAINS HANDLING within the MISSION ETERNITY CULT: international ash transportation laws, radiocarbon dating, research in family communications and other emotional aspects, mixing ash with special concrete to mold MISSION ETERNITY TERMINUS - a memory hybrid made from human carbon, concrete and electronic components.

While regular MISSION ETERNITY PILOTS must be alive and active during the production of their ARCANUM CAPSULE (their digital file that travels space and time forever) etoy was looking for a pioneer of the information age who is already dead but can still provide the following:

  • A) a rich archive of digital files including interviews, photos, video and sound recordings, body scans, medical records etc.
  • B) accessible mortal remains in the form of ash
  • C) enough committed friends and family members willing to help with the "postmortem encapsulation"
  • D) an interesting position during the digital revolution / within information society

The goal is to recruit a total of two such TEST PILOTS to optimize MORTAL REMAINS operations today - without the need to wait for the physical death and cremation of another PILOT. As soon as the first regular PILOT dies, the system must be running and stable (free of major bugs creating fights with authorities, friends, investors, and family).

On april 17, 2007 mortal remains couriers MARLAND and HAEFLIGER successfully transfered the first 16 grams of Timothy Francis Leary's ashes to Zurich / Switzerland. After 2 years of negotiations with the Leary family and the Leary estate, after 200 emails, phone calls and massive lobbying in California, etoy got the material (the rest of what was left after a part of his mortal remains was shot into orbit on a Pegasus rocket on February 9, 1997). Trace the ash transfer history on etoy's blog:

While most etoy.AGENTS are excited about the new TEST PILOT several people including members of the etoy.MANAGEMENT expressed concerns about the involvement of Mr. Leary. Some advisors think Leary could take over the story and create a misleading or negative context. Others say Leary should be left dead or that he could compromise the value of etoy on the international art market.

etoy, the world's first shareholder company that involves its investors in the production of art, decided to ask its owners:

It is YOU and US, etoy.SHAREHOLDERS and etoy.AGENTS, who have to make this decision and not the art market. The dealers can react to what etoy does but not control its production!

Thank you for your opinion. With your vote today you are manipulating art history!


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etoy still needs ALPHA ANGELS! 63 slots for high risk testers are still open. These brave users master the first level of initiation into MISSION ETERNITY and the ALPHA ANGEL PATCH (a badge indicating their pioneering role in MISSION ETERNITY). Download the software and join the mission here
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ALPHA ANGELS now!

ALPHA ANGELS now!

Become a MISSION ETERNITY ANGEL now - together with, as of today, 646 other high risk art consumers, digital tourists, lawyers, and mortal remains couriers:
http://www.missioneternity.org/angels/
The MISSION ETERNITY software is ready for boarding. Make MISSION ETERNITY fly by becoming an alpha tester for the angel application software version 0.1.7. Read the security advice carefully and proceed to download: http://angelapp.missioneternity.org/



On February 14, 2007, etoy.AGENTS forced the etoy.MANAGEMENT to install the GPLed version 0.1.2 of the ANGEL APPLICATION for self-experiment. The development to the current version 0.1.7 reflects the fight against the worst bugs - involving plasma cutters and reaping hooks. http://www.etoy.com/blog/archive/2007/03/22/how-to-build-an-etoy-tank-part-one.html

The ANGEL APPLICATION is the technological backbone of the operation MISSION ETERNITY and the keystone that links the here and now with the beyond. A peer-to-peer network automatically backs up the digital remains of the TEST PILOTS. Forever. If one angel drops out, another one substitutes.

Becoming an angel means accepting the role of the guardian over the knowledge that passes over to the next generation. The passage is direct, digital, and distributed. You are the link between the living and the dead. By hosting MISSION ETERNITY ARCANUM CAPSULES you contribute to an inter-generational work of art that implements a new form of mourning and remembrance.

DOWNLOAD THE MISSION ETERNITY ANGEL APPLICATION TODAY! Currently, only unix-type operating systems are supported (Mac OS X, Linux, *BSD).
http://angelapp.missioneternity.org/

Taking risk for art yields rewards: The first 100 pioneers are rewarded with an ALPHA ANGEL PATCH. Follow the instructions upon installing the ANGEL APPLICATION.

Hackers join the software development mailing list:
https://mail.gna.org/listinfo/angel-app-general/

SECURITY ADVICE:
The etoy.MANAGEMENT rates the software as stable alpha quality. By running this prototype, ALPHA ANGELS may expose themselves to several risk factors, including but not limited to network abuse, data loss and identity theft. It may be possible to exploit security holes in the ANGEL APPLICATION to collect critical data from your computer, destroy data on your computer, or install malicious software agents. The software is delivered as is without any warranty. Potential security threats can include adult content, unsolicited violence, and pre-teen screaming. Installing the prototype too late can cause seizures and may create birth defects. Consuming high risk art can kill you. It's a glorious death compared to a boring car accident.

Technical report


etoy.CURRENT-EVENTS

Today, agent HAEFLIGER locked the ashes of Timothy Leary into the safe at etoy.HEADQUARTERS after a subversive transfer from the Leary estate to agent MARLAND in California via New York to Switzerland: The clandestine Good Friday Ash Transfer was documented only days later in the etoy.BLOG
http://www.etoy.com/blog/archive/2007/04/10/good-friday-ash-transfer.html
Timothy Leary is ready to enter MISSION ETERNITY: etoy awaits the decision of the etoy.SHAREHOLDERS


etoy.ACTIVITIES and preview

*The SARCOPHAGUS has left Oakland for Zurich on April 10, 2007
*On May 5, etoy invites to the Schauspielhaus Zurich for a live session with MISSION ETERNITY TEST PILOTS (background can be found here: http://www.ith-z.ch/komplizenschaft/index/home/)
*On May 12, etoy inaugurates the first large-scale encapsulation TANK-SYSTEM for children: Voelklinger Huette Ironworks Park - a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2007
*On May 24, the MISSION ETERNITY SARCOPHAGUS opens its doors at Turbinenplatz in Zurich - for the first time for the Swiss audience. http://www.tweakfest.ch/


http://missioneternity.org - Independent of religious beliefs and scientific speculations, MISSION ETERNITY explores life after death. Video introduction
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ANGEL APPLICATION 0.1.7 released

angel-appThe ANGEL APPLICATION version 0.1.7 has been released in a last minute rush. It is available from the ANGEL APPLICATION website.

This update has received some style updates along the way and now has an "export personal angel key" feature. The CHANGES file in the source tarball has it all.

Grab your copy now and become an angel in the global social memory network!

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angel-app 0.1.5 available

angel-appThe latest and greatest developer preview of the angel application (version 0.1.5) is available as of now from both the angel-app website as well as from the angel-app network itself.

This update now features central statistics gathering about the angel-app network. The CHANGES file in the source tarball has it all.

Grab your copy now and become an angel in the global social memory network!

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Good Friday Ash Transfer



The following is an accurate account of how the ashes of Timothy Leary entered the etoy.UNIVERSE in preparation for possible entry into MISSION ETERNITY. More soon.

April 7, 2007

07.00 GMT Touch-down in Zurich
07.15 GMT Ash passes customs into Switzerland
07.30 GMT Transfer to etoy.HEADQUARTERS


Good Friday, April 6, 2007

03.00 GMT agent HAEFLIGER checks into the Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
12.00 GMT Hotel postal service reopens
12.30 GMT Ron of the Roosevelt delivers the UPS package to room 975
12.35 GMT agent HAEFLIGER inspects the ash sample and the cover-up sand probes delivered by agent MARLAND from California
12.50 GMT Ash sample enters the dedicated storm case: neatly tucked into foam molds produced in Austin TX
18.00 GMT agent HAEFLIGER visits the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum at 2 East 91th in Manhattan. The ash case checks into security locker 236 for two hours
20.00 GMT Ash transfer across New York city to JFK Airport
21.30 GMT Storm case passes airport security at JFK Airport terminal 1
22.30 GMT Agent and storm case board Swiss flight number 17 to Zurich, Switzerland
24.00 GMT Take-off from New York


April 5, 2007

Status: *DELIVERED*
Last Scan: *4/5/2007 10:25:00 AM DELIVERED NEW YORK, NY US*
*NEW YORK, NY US*
Delivered To: *NEW YORK, NY US*
Delivery Date: *Thursday, April 5, 2007*
Delivery Time: *10:25:00 AM*
Delivery Location: *RECEPTION*
Signed By: *BUTT*
Carrier: *UPS*
Service: *2ND DAY AIR AM*
Expected: *4/5/2007*
UPS Tracking Number: *1Z9534070783777162*
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Scan History:

4/5/2007 10:25:00 AM DELIVERED NEW YORK, NY US
4/5/2007 8:16:00 AM OUT FOR DELIVERY LONG ISLAND CITY, NY US
4/5/2007 8:00:00 AM ARRIVAL SCAN LONG ISLAND CITY, NY US
4/5/2007 7:35:00 AM DEPARTURE SCAN NEW YORK, NY US
4/5/2007 6:50:00 AM LOCATION SCAN NEW YORK, NY US
4/5/2007 1:01:00 AM UNLOAD SCAN NEW YORK, NY US
4/4/2007 11:06:00 PM ARRIVAL SCAN NEW YORK, NY US
4/4/2007 9:33:00 PM DEPARTURE SCAN SECAUCUS, NJ US
4/4/2007 6:32:00 PM ARRIVAL SCAN SECAUCUS, NJ US
4/4/2007 4:22:00 PM DEPARTURE SCAN PHILADELPHIA, PA US
4/4/2007 2:39:00 PM LOCATION SCAN PHILADELPHIA, PA US
4/4/2007 12:29:00 PM UNLOAD SCAN PHILADELPHIA, PA US
4/4/2007 12:20:00 PM ARRIVAL SCAN PHILADELPHIA, PA US
4/4/2007 4:31:00 AM DEPARTURE SCAN OAKLAND, CA US
4/4/2007 2:50:00 AM ARRIVAL SCAN OAKLAND, CA US
4/4/2007 2:44:00 AM DEPARTURE SCAN OAKLAND, CA US
4/3/2007 11:51:00 PM ARRIVAL SCAN OAKLAND, CA US
4/3/2007 11:12:00 PM DEPARTURE SCAN SUNNYVALE, CA US
4/3/2007 10:03:00 PM ORIGIN SCAN SUNNYVALE, CA US
4/3/2007 8:40:00 PM BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED US

*NOTE: *The times listed in the scan details are local time.

agent MARLAND receives Timothy Leary's ashes and a copy of the cremation certificate from the Leary estate on Thursday February 22, 2007 17:30 PST in the parking lot of the Fed Ex Kinko's at:
15545 Los Gatos Blvd
Los Gatos, CA, 95032
USA

agent MARLAND: "Man, this is exciting! etoy receives Leary's ashes 10 years and 13 days after a first serving of his ashes left earth for orbit on a Pegasus rocket".

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