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Alexander "Sasha" Chislenko (December 2, 1959 - May 8, 2000) was an extropian thinker active in the Boston extropian community, notable for conceptualizing the fyborg (a portmanteau of "functional" and "cyborg").
In 1991, Chislenko offered criticism of futarchy, meriting a reply by creator Robin Hanson.
Chislenko experienced episodes of depression for many years. In the early morning of May 8 2000, during a depressive episode, Alexander Chislenko committed suicide.
Although he had expressed interest in cryonics, his obituary says he had not made arrangements.
- Analysis by Ben Goertzel (see second half of the essay)