I recently met David McFadzean of David McFadzean's Memetic Nexus at a wedding about month ago. Having read some of his works, I was expecting a wild-eyed Mad Scientist/Rasputin type.
Instead, I met a very friendly clean-cut Canadian fella who was as nice as pie. So was his wife, Barbara.
Check out his works if you're interested in memetics, technology, extropy and discussions of religion.
The man has dropped some SERIOUS science on me-it was hard not to gush like a teenager at a Britney Spears concert!!