On the Edge

Persons of Conscience and the Laws of Robotics

March 12, 2005

Persons of Conscience and the Laws of Robotics by Richard Thieme The Three Laws of Robotics I have been listening a lot lately to persons of conscience. What do I mean by “persons of conscience?” Let’s take a cue from Jeffrey Wigand. Wigand, made famous by the film The Insider, is the man who called […]

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Identity/Destiny

October 7, 2003

Identity/Destiny. by Richard Thieme “Identity/Destiny” was published in Prophecy Anthology, Volume 1”  a full-color book featuring sequential art by artists such as Shannon Wheeler, Scott McCloud, Sho Murase, Yuko Shimizu, Nathan Fox and Bernie Mireault by Sequent Media (2004). The text accompanied wonderful graphic narrative. Identity is destiny. Identity is designed. Our destiny then is […]

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Virtual Souls, Virtual Wine – on religion and technology for the NCR

September 24, 2003

Virtual Souls, Virtual Wine by Richard Thieme published in the National Catholic Reporter When we find ourselves blessed or cursed to live in a period of a genuine transformation – not just a time of accelerated change, but a time of elemental restructuring – it is hard to speak about the implications of that restructuring […]

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Interview with Joe McMoneagle , Remote Viewer

June 5, 2001

Interview with Joe McMoneagle RT: The people I speak to seem to accept the extraterrestrial hypothesis as the least unlikely, and when so many people of this caliber take it seriously, I am suggesting that we should too … how would you define your understanding of or relationship to UFO phenomena? JM:  I have two […]

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The Shadow of the Dog

June 1, 2001

In the last Islands in the Clickstream, On the Dark Side of the Moon, I quoted a friend who said: “Ants don’t know that dogs exist.” To which a reader responded: “The tasks at hand are relatively insignificant once I’ve glimpsed the shadow of the dog and my brain struggles toward the brilliant light behind […]

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On the Dark Side of the Moon

May 22, 2001

I’ve been lucky. Mentors and friends have shown up at critical moments of my life to offer conversations that help me find my way. You’re never too old, I guess, to receive some balance and perspective from a wiser elder. Even when the conversation sounds a little wild. The talk at the coffee shop this […]

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“The Missing Times: News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up” by Terry Hansen

March 26, 2001

“The Missing Times: News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up” by Terry Hansen Xlibris. 2000. Reviewed by Richard Thieme IUR, International UFO Reporter, Spring 2001 (Volume 26, Number 1) a publication of the J. Allen Hynek Center for the Study of UFOs It is a staple of the modern era of propaganda and public relations […]

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Knock Knock

May 2, 1997

Knock Knock by Richard Thieme published as “Mapping the Human Heart”  in Internet Underground, January 1997 “Who are you?” said the caterpillar. Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland “How can it not know what it is?” Deckard, Blade Runner Blade Runner. A film about replicants, genetically engineered androids, machines that look and act human — […]

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The Future of Networks: the Future of the World

February 5, 1995

By Richard Thieme I am not a futurist, but I take solace in the knowledge that most futurists aren’t either. Futurists usually describe the present, not the future. Since ninety-five per cent of us haven’t arrived at the present yet, it sounds like the future. To talk about the future of networks is fraught with […]

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The Stock Market, UFOs and Religious Experience

May 23, 1994

The Stock Market, UFOs and Religious Experience reflections on a speech I have given for investment analysts,  religious seekers, and other interested parties … As a consultant and public speaker, I address a variety of issues: leadership, the uses of power, and the transformations of organization; diversity, conflict reduction, and team-building; and ethics. But I […]

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