JOHN McAfee is believed to have been fascinated with the weird concept of “quantum suicide” and beforehand tweeted about “painless” strategies to take a life.

The tech millionaire reportedly killed himself in a jail in Barcelona, Spain, after it was introduced he confronted extradition to the US.


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McAfee, 75, was identified for his eccentric playboy persona and wild way of life which embroiled him in a string of scandals – from being a “particular person of curiosity” in a homicide to being held for arms trafficking.

The tycoon, who was as soon as dubbed the “world’s most wished man”, died hours after a Spanish courtroom agreed to ship him to the US to face tax evasion prices.

And his obvious suicide has sparked loads of hypothesis, with McAfee beforehand saying he would by no means take his personal life and his spouse Janice claiming simply days earlier than that “corrupt authorities” wished him lifeless.

Weeks earlier than his dying he tweeted about being requested by a person “going through a troublesome state of affairs” about “painless methods” to kill himself.

He added: “The wonderful factor is that the tone of the dialogue was like discussing the climate”.

However maybe some of the on the market theories on his dying being dredged up by followers is the antivirus boss’s obvious fascination with “quantum suicide”.

“Quantum suicide” is a theoretical thought experiment which relies on the thought there are an infinite quantity of parallel universes.

The thoughts bending idea goes that each determination creates a unique universe, in response to the idea of quantum mechanics.

So the outlandish conceptual experiment claims if that is all true – you must be capable to stand in entrance of loaded gun and survive.

It’s because your consciousness solely continues within the parallel universe during which you survive – thus proving now we have “quantum immortality”.

Quantum suicide nonetheless is just an summary thought experiment – and wouldn’t work in the actual world – and it used primarily as an idea to assist distinguish between completely different theories of quantum mechanics.

McAfee nonetheless seems to have been intrigued by the thought.

And the he even appeared to carry out the thought experiment dwell for a journalist from WIRED in 2013.

The tech guru posing bare-chested in a jail cell within the Dominican Republic

Tech author Joshua Davis visited McAfee at his island property in Belize, the place he was hunkered down on the time after being accused of assembling a non-public military to enter the drug commerce.

The interview took a darkish flip when the millionaire produced a gun and requested: “Can I do an illustration?”.

Davis claims within the story that McAfee loaded a bullet into the Smith and Wesson revolver after which proceeded to level the gun at his head.

Staring on the journalist, he then repeatedly pulled the set off in a solo recreation of Russian Roulette – counting down all of the 5 chambers within the gun.

However the pistol by no means went off, and McAfee stated: “I can do that all day lengthy.

“I can do that ten thousand instances. Nothing will ever occur. Why? As a result of you’ve missed one thing.

“You might be working on an assumption about actuality that’s improper.”

McAfee was born within the UK, however moved to Virginia, US
John McAfee lived an eccentric life crammed with alcohol, medication and ladies

Who was John McAfee?

John McAfee was born in 1945 on a US Military base in Britain, earlier than being raised in Virginia.

After working as a programmer and software program designer for a number of corporations, together with NASA, he started to develop software program to fight viruses.

In 1987 he based McAfee Associates, a pc antivirus firm.

Finally Intel purchased McAfee and adjusted the title of the branding – one thing McAfee expressed pleasure over.

In August 2009, The New York Occasions reported that his private fortune had fallen to $4million from $100million.

He moved to Belize and wished to search out medicinal makes use of for vegetation on his land.

On the DEF CON convention in Los Angeles in August 2014 he warned People to not use smartphones – suggesting apps are used to spy on clueless prospects who don’t learn privateness agreements.

He introduced he would search the workplace of President of the US within the 2016 Presidential marketing campaign as a candidate of the Libertarian Get together. He misplaced the Libertarian Get together’s nomination to Gary Johnson.

In Might 2016 he was appointed chief government chairman and CEO of MGT Capital Investments, later saying that it might be renamed John McAfee International Applied sciences.

He then claimed he and his workforce had exploited a flaw within the Android working system that allowed him to learn encrypted messages from Whatsapp.

And through one other interview for a similar function, McAfee is claimed to have pulled the stunt with the gun once more because the reporter met him at his his villa.

“It’s a actual gun. It has an actual bullet in a single chamber,” he stated.

He reportedly advised the reporter his understanding of actuality was improper as he as soon as once more pulled the set off of the gun towards his head.

Davis then claims McAfee pointed the gun exterior the bungalow and fired – with lastly the bullet coming bursting from the barrel and into the surf.

“You thought you have been creating your actuality. You weren’t. I used to be,” he stated.

McAfee followers factors to those weird exchanges as his obvious perception in “quantum suicide” and “quantum immortality”.

It’s unclear how McAfee managed to drag of the stun, however he seems to have been utilizing the speculation to make some extent in regards to the actuality and decisions.


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Following his reported dying, an previous tweet of McAfee’s resurfaced alleging “If I suicide myself, I didn’t. I used to be whackd. Test my proper arm.”

The tweet included {a photograph} of himself with a tattoo that stated $WHACKD and the caption learn: “Getting delicate messages from U.S. officers saying, in impact: ‘We’re coming for you McAfee! We’re going to kill your self’. I obtained a tattoo at present simply in case.”

However authorities stated an preliminary investigation discovered no indicators of foul play, the Spanish newspaper El Pais reported.

McAfee had reportedly been dragged from his cell after apparently hanging himself — with a justice division official insisting: “Every thing factors to suicide”.

McAfee had been arrested on October three of final 12 months at El Prat airport in Spain, as he was about to flee the nation to Turkey.

That very same month, McAfee was charged in Tennessee with evading taxes after failing to report revenue made out of selling cryptocurrencies whereas he did consulting work, made talking engagements and offered the rights to his life story for a documentary.

McAfee offered his antivirus firm to Intel for $7.7billion in 2011.

He claimed to have arrange a “deadman change” to spill untold filth on unnamed highly effective folks he he have been to both disappear or die.