How Notes: Richard Thieme, UFOs & the Government

YouTube Live Streamed Wednesday September 20th at 8:00PM to 10:00PM EST (GMT-4)

Alejandro Rojas with UFO Updates, then Greg Coolidge & Kirk Ward talk about their new pilot, Skyward, http://amzn.to/2jIjFrt  

GUEST: Richard Thieme via phone. Richard was part of the UFO History Group which spent 5 years writing “UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry” on top of 50 years of research gathering documents from the government and elsewhere. The team , led by Michael Swords and Robert Powell, produced a work that is now in 65 university libraries and is recommended for all of them. The nearly 1000 footnotes in the book point to government documents and other primary sources, nothing speculative, so the data is bulletproof.


Bio: Richard Thieme (www.thiemeworks.com) is an author and professional speaker focused on the deeper implications of technology, religion, and science for twenty-first century life. He speaks professionally about the challenges posed by new technologies and the future, how to redesign ourselves to meet these challenges, and creativity in response to radical change. His speaking generally addresses “the human in the machine,” technology-related security and intelligence issues as they come home to our humanity.
Thieme has published hundreds of articles, dozens of short stories, five books with more coming, and has delivered hundreds of speeches. His pre-blog column, “Islands in the Clickstream,” was distributed to thousands of subscribers in sixty countries before collection as a book in 2004. When a friend at the NSA told him, “The only way you can tell the truth [that we discuss} is through fiction,” he returned to writing short stories, one result of which is “Mind Games,” a collection of nineteen stories about anomalies, infosec, professional intelligence and edgy realities. More edgy realities are illuminated in the recently published and critically extolled “UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry” to which he contributed, a 5-year research project using material from inside the military and intelligence communities to document government responses to the phenomena from WW2 to the present. It is in the collections of 65 university libraries.
Many speeches address creativity, shifts in identities, and technology-related security and intelligence issues. Richard keynoted the first two Black Hats and spoke in 2017 at Def Con for the 22nd year. He has keynoted conferences around the world and clients range from GE, Microsoft and Medtronic to the National Security Agency, the Pentagon, FBI, US Dept of the Treasury. Los Alamos National Lab, and the US Secret Service. His work has been taught at universities in Europe, Australia, Canada, and the United States, and he has guest lectured at numerous universities. He addressed the reinvention of “Europe” as a “cognitive artifact” for curators and artists at Museum Sztuki in Lodz, Poland, keynoted “The Real Truth: A World’s Fair” at Raven Row Gallery, London, and keynoted Code Blue in Tokyo with “Fiction is the Only Way to Tell the Truth: Life in the National Security State.”