A Beautiful Mind: RIP Michael Rosecliff

It is said that there is a fine line between madness and genius, and this year we have now seen the untimely deaths of two individuals who rode along that razor’s edge.  The two men I am speaking about were both game theorists, with the first (John Nash) being the pioneer, and the second (Michael Rosecliff) the prodigy who used this genre to create an application which both forecast future events, and measured how people react within the frequency of time, circumstance, and chaos.
On Aug. 22 a note was posted on the ArcLight Institute’s website that our friend and colleague Michael Rosecliff had taken his own life, and that the structure he had built, and which was his ‘Sistine Chapel’ achievement, was shutting down future operations and would only pass out older reports suggesting that the engine which drove the institute’s forecasts has probably ended with him.

Attention ArcLight Subscirbers

It is with a heavy heart we must inform ArcLight readers, subscribers, and listeners of the following news. ArcLight Institute founder and creator of the Looking Glass software Michael Rosecliff made the decision this evening to end his own life for reasons that those who knew him are still unsure of. Those that knew Michael personally know he has a history with alcohol, and other recreational substances. However the constant stress and intensity associated with the designing and operating the LG software we can only assume was a major part of his decision. On behalf of the EA and co-developer of the LG software (I choose to remain nameless)… we hope that those who have been listening to Mikes radio broadcasts and reading his printed work have enjoyed it.

Those interested in ArcLight’s previous work can contact: We will be offering the previous publications for a very limited time.

thearclightinstitute@gmail.com

Great achievers are often haunted by demons only they can understand, and which are a consequence of high intelligence.  Michael was extremely driven, often working 16-20 hours per day studying, analyzing, and documenting important information that his subscribers… nay, that the world needed to know from the algorithm he built to perform these actions.

Our friend will be sorely missed by V, myself, the entire Rogue Money Staff, and many here who have learned a little about Rosecliff over the past year.  And perhaps like with Moses, or others in history who delivered people to the edge of the promised land, they knew that what was coming was for a future generation, and that their passing represented the ending of one era, and the beginning of the next.

Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

19 comments

  1. WHAT?????? Forgive me … but are we sure that is really what happened to him? So many other totally brilliant people have been “disappearing ” lately for various reasons …. who knows …. just saying. I love Roseclff ….. geeeeez ….. this sucks.

  2. Is there any reason to suspect foul play? I mean, look at all the people like Michale Ruppert and Philip Marshall who supposedly committed suicide. I remember Michael saying something at some point prior to his death that he thought his life was endanger and I heard Philip on a talk show months before he supposedly whacked himself, his kid, and his pets (with neighbors seeing a black van at the time…) and he did not seem in that kind of state at all. I mean, given the work that Michael was involved in, the first thought that came to my head is that this was a red list hit. Honestly, even if I were somewhat depressed about the state of the world, given what is happening now I would at least be curious enough to see how things went through September. This smells even if he were an alcoholic. I certainly do not know Michael, and only traded a couple emails with him once a bit back, so maybe it is possible. But the timing of this is damned strange.
    You know, I put up a indogogo project last week and in the first draft I put that “I am not planning on committing suicide anytime soon :)” because it was highly anti-NSA, but left it out because I thought it was a bit too much, especially since I am not in the US. http://igg.me/at/1984-no-more But maybe I should have put that back in just in case, especially since my electrical outlet my computer is attached to strangely exploded a couple days ago (then again, it IS Paraguay, so probably just a coincidence). Be safe everyone, looks like the elite might be getting a lot bolder.

    1. Oops just a clarification because just realized re-reading this is not clear. When talking about Michael sysing something fearing for his life, I was talking about the former cop and 9/11 author Michael Ruppert, and not Michael Rosecliff.

    2. Just one more observation. People do not spend 16-20 hours per day working self-employed on a project unless they really love what they are doing. I would expect if there were an underlying issue of depression that he would have actually withdrawn from that being the first sign as the work likely would have become meaningless to him. There are people who will drown themselves in work to avoid other issues, but those issues would have been evident and the compulsive behavior would have been recent. If Michael was heavily involved in Arclight consistently for say the past 6-12 months, and that “enthusiasm” really did not abate, something really sounds fishy. My condolences for those who knew him well.

  3. Not speculating or fanning flames but I find it odd that 12 hrs after announcing, @ArcLightInst Twitter acct no longer exists & has been removed

  4. That is very sad. For what its worth, I enjoyed listening to him. I find it odd as well and wondered in a similar fashion to what was mentioned above. My condolences to his family and the team.

  5. I am really going to miss Rosecliff. We became friends in just a short period of time and communicated frequently, as probably the case with other RMers. The old boy even sent me a picture of himself. May he rest in peace.
    In our later conversations I have to admit that something seemed off. He had peered into a great nightmare it seemed and didn’t at all like what he saw. He had given up all hope on humanity and the only person he had any remaining affection for was his beloved Esteemed Assistant. He often talked about some of the terrors he saw in the “life in wire” but never wanted to go into details.

    He never hinted at ending it all, but he just seemed totally exasperated with everything, despite having plans for the new “bunker” south of the Equator with his assistant. He will be sorely missed.

    My deepest condolences to everyone, especially “EA”.

    Michael and I used to ping pong appropriate music back and forth, usually with a sense of humor, to the delight of everyone witnessing our kibitzing (to put it in New Yorkese). I think he would have liked this on this occasion, because All Good Cretins Go to Heaven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcmDhG0YhgI

  6. How sad, condolences to all that were close to him. We all need to grow thick hide, for whats coming down will affect us all in some capacity.

  7. In a non-conspiracy sense it wasn’t the software that might have driven him to end his life but the dark predictions that came out of it.
    I will remember him for the term ‘Generation Kill’ which I suspect he used from the book and HBO miniseries of the same name about the Marines 1st Reconnaissance Battalion in Iraq War 2003, to describe angry youth post-collapse who feel they had been lied to by everyone including their family. The sense of betrayal is a nasty feeling to have and quickly turns to vengeance.

    The term stuck with me because in my post-Awakening from 2011 has been a rough road and hard decisions had to be made to change to a completely new direction. Generation Y (including those born in the 1980s) are going to become the new ‘Lost Generation’ no thanks to the lies and disinformation from the previous generation of paper asset minds.

  8. My NY brother “Machine Gun” Mike is truly gone. I am trying to make sense of all this and a lot of this makes no sense. I knew Mike had his issues but I never expected this. He always said that the data at times scared him. RIP buddy I hope you find rest for your soul, you are in a place now that is more real than the material world that we are in. God Bless you.
    Mike has no siblings or extended family. His parents passed away years ago as well.

    I miss him, his candor and his humor. Love ya man…

  9. If something truly doesn’t make sense and your stomach is uneasy,then I would think something is terribly, terribly wrong. I did listen to his earlier broadcast and he was jovial as can be, not a man who wants to do himself in. This whole thing is crazy. He had no family to speak of, who would ask questions? Folks follow the Looking Glass! Who would highly profit from using Looking Glass? This was his baby and he was excited everyday to see what his baby could do plus he was making money at something he loved. Plus he did something no one else could do, “predict the future”. That my friends is worth a lot of money and there is a lot of ruthless people out there. Just saying. In the body and blood of Jesus Christ, may God bless you through eternity, Amen.

  10. I just came across this while looking through the Evolution website.
    http://www.evolutionconsulting.world/#!evolution-development-team/h61jd
    See System Architect:

    Formerly known as “Michael Rosecliff” to the non-corporate / independent news community, N. Anthony Ruiz is founder of Evolution Consulting and developer of the Evolution 4.0 proprietary trend forecasting system. The work of over ten years, and countless hours of system development, the core component of Evolution 4.0 (known as Looking Glass), has proven to be far more powerful (and accurate) than even he ever imagined. His over 100 hours of live radio interviews as a “professional guest” provided the Evolution 4.0 system’s core component a track record of unusual and previously unseen levels of forward looking accuracy. In addition, the creation of the bombastic, “over the top” Michael Rosecliff radio persona allowed for interactive research on a myriad of subjects ranging from geopolitical, socio-economic, financial, and far beyond.

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