Canadian billionaire Robert Miller is a private man -- as you can see from this photo -- who avoids the limelight, but it doesn't mean he wants to disappear after he dies. The 67-year-old businessman who built Future Electronics into the world's third-largest electronics components distributor, has given his fortunes generously to charity. But one organization particularly intrigued him: the Alcor Life Extension Foundation, which uses cryonics or ultra-cold temperatures as soon as possible after legal death to preserve the brain. "Members" are to be reawakened when future medical technologies are developed. Miller has donated to much of Alcor's research, literally an investment in his future since Miller plans to be cryo-preserved after death.
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