mother: Ann Taylor
born Ann Hapsworth in Cambridge, moved to Chelsea with her family when young
an artist and graphic novelist, she took time off work to raise her children, Samual and Jason.
In the late 70's she started working again, becoming a rather prominent graphic novelist in the early to mid 80's, up until her death in a botched mugging one evening aged 38.
Both Sam and Jason had watched her work as children, albeit irregularly. She used to sit in the living room and draw as they'd play with their toys. From his mother Sam gained an understanding of shape and proportion which aided his later career, as such he has maintained good, if a little sketchy, drawing skills.
father: Steve Taylor
born in Slough, moved to London for work, where he later met his wife, settling in Croydon
A mechanic and radio hobbiest.
prior to his wife's death he lived a happy, fairly fulfilled life, he'd married aged 21 and worked as a mechanic at Jaguar.
During his time there he developed a number of new concept designs for components, however he was too uncertain of himself to ever do anything with them, and they mostly ended up in a pile in his garage, although he held no misgivings about this, his wife was supportive and he was happy as he was.
Becoming a widower at 40, his wife's death hit him hard.
he spent a number of months driving heavily to drink before his son came home and encouraged him to dress and sober up again.
Fired from his job, Steve struggled do something with himself until his son Sam came home, although he was ok for money thanks to an inheritance from Anns (rather wealthy) family.
brother: Jason Taylor 'Jay'
born in Croydon
Sams' older brother.
Jay had recently completed university with exceptional grades and left for New York to join a large law firm when he heard of his mothers death. Unable to deal with his emotional state, he
cut all ties to the family shortly after and hasn't been heard from since, despite his brothers success.
Samuel Taylor 'Leo':
born in Croydon
Entrepreneur, Technologist, Developer... Think Bill Gates meets Richard Branson, with hints of Einstien and Leonardo Da Vinci.
He has a deep seeded need to understand how things work, which was responsible in later life for his success and wealth.
Sam has, throughout his life, maintained hobbies of fencing and star-gazing which he picked up at university as a young man.
aged 53, he died in a car accident that also caused brain damage in the memory centres of his brain.
He has kept his key skills, personality, muscle memory, etc, and primarily his need to understand how things work, however he remembers nothing of his past life.
He is currently unaware of his name, although it's possible that some of the other cryo members who have met may know him as either Sam, or more likely Leo (a long-running nickname after Leonardo Da Vinci).
although Sam Taylors' life is fairly well documented, he kept his home life private. aside from an interview which asked about his upbringing and entrance to the world of technology (from which his family information is known) little is known about any spouse or children he may have had. There were some suspicions as to a connection between him and Jackie Stuart of his company's R&D department, but nothing was ever confirmed about their relationship.
aged 19 his mother died, which had a profound effect on Sam. Although his mothers death did have a strong effect on him, he dropped out of university (he'd been studying astrophysics) mainly in order to help look after his father.
That's when Sam discovered his fathers collection of designs.
When asked, Steve admitted that he had no idea how to build any of these things, but Sam pushed. He read up on Engineering and learned from his fathers radios, and gradually between the two of them they started to make headway, and their grief gradually faded to their work.
Thanks to his growing pool of knowledge and the spark of ideas from his father, it became clear that Sam had a gift for technology, gradually combining his fathers radio-shack electronics and engineering concepts with the fractal mathematics he'd picked up from university. Over time his father became less of a conceptual inspirer and more of an assistant, although he was pleased to see the passion that his son had gained and was happy to help, providing his understanding of engine mechanics and lending his steady hands to projects whenever he could.
It was during this time that his father nicknamed him Leo, after all the doodles and annotations he'd made over Steve's original designs; later when he eventually developed a company (Lion Technologies, 'LiTe') Leo drew inspiration from this.
4 years after his mothers death, aged 23 (1991) Sam completed his first (completely hand built & designed) computer, using a number of entirely unique processes and designs.
over the next 3 years Sam gradually developed more and more advanced computers, and by 1994 was significantly out-performing commercial models with his designs. It was at this point that Sam formed 'LiTe'.
the next two years were tough on Sam (94-96), both financially and physically. All of his and his fathers funds were put into building up the mass production facilities and he was working 14hrs 7 days a week to get everything running.
Then the internet boom hit, and LiTe PC's, previously looked upon at the low end as toys for hobbiests and at the high end, as expensive tools beyond normal necessity, become the industry standard in computer design.
with a strong start after the first initial bump, over the next 7 years LiTe cement their position in the digital technology market.
2003 spurred by their financial successes, LiTe begins development of a number of external R&D projects based on blueprints originally developed by Sam and Steve.
2013 these technologies begin to reach fruition and Lite R&D starts expanding away from their original consumer market.
at this point LiTe is a household name in Phones, Tablets, PC's and a growing range of digital interaction devices (HUD's).
However LiTe R&D, under the direction of Leo, is wanting to expand into mechanical engineering and Bio Tech.
2014 Lion Mechanical Technologies 'LiMe Tech' founded.
Leo Starts spreading his Time between the two companies, retaining a controlling share in each company.
2015 LiMe Start to take their component design production, and expand into full vehicle design.
2016 LiTe R&D Bio division forms Lion Vital Engineering Technologies 'LiVE Tech' researching artificial DNA, cloning and prosthetic augmentation.
Leo supports this company and does hold a large portion of the shares, however this is his research teams baby more than his, and his time is mostly spent between the other two company's.
There is some speculation between staff about a romantic tie between Leo and lead developer Jackie Stuart being partially responsible for the autonomy the company is given, but nothing certain is known.
late 2016 LiMe Tech begins full production of high efficiency transport vehicles
2018 LiMe personal vehicles including cars and choppers become quickly successful thanks in part to integration with LiTe electronics.
LiMe begins to function autonomously, retaining it's link to the other two companies but having less direct contact with Leo.
2021 Leo, now working full time as a director at LiTe, dies in a car crash while on bushiness in America. Jackie Stuart from LiVE Tech, part of his team, insists he is frozen immediately, believing it is his best chance for survival.
At the time of death Sam Taylor is in direct control of LiTe, with strong ties to the other two companies. There is nothing that LiTe has made that he is not capable of building himself, and although he is less adept within the areas of the other two, he carrys a strong understanding of mechanics, with a lesser but still strong knowledge of bio engineering.
some time in the future.... Leo is revived, himself aged 26...