The Pinball Wizard 

Michael Schiess has amassed the world's largest collection of rare pinball machines. But the future of his Pacific Pinball Museum remains uncertain.

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"We never moved ahead until it felt completely natural and easy to," he said. "I think that's been part of our success so far."

There's a lot that Schiess doesn't know about the future of the museum. He has a respect for chaos theory, whether it's in a pinball game or his own life. But no matter what, Schiess says he promises he'll find a way to preserve the memory of his favorite game.

"I was joking with my wife the other day, and I was saying, 'We've got to build a bunker way down deep in there, and build this infinity generator that can always generate 110 volts, and put a pinball machine in there,'" Schiess said. "When they dig through the rubble 2,000 years from now, they'll find a pinball machine that's still running, and they can figure out what the human race was all about."

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