Speeches

“Biohacking: A Voyage on the High Seas without GPS or Sextant or Stars”

August 23, 2016

My keynote for the unique security conference Corn Con in Davenport Iowa on September 17 2016. Home Biohacking: A Voyage on the High Seas without GPS or Sextant or Stars” Distinguishing the transhumanist hype from the sane science is not always easy. Then add the antics of real hackers to the mix – adventuresome sometimes […]

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Request for Comments on “Playing Through the Pain”

July 7, 2016

Friends and colleagues: I will speak for the 21st straight year at Def Con 24 in Las Vegas in August. My topic is below, and I want to nuance things correctly so I am inviting your input. If this is “orthogonal” to your interests, the delete key is to the right. I will focus on […]

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“The Only Way to Tell the Truth is in Fiction: The Dynamics of Life in the National Security State”

January 4, 2015

This speech was given at Def Con 22 in Las Vegas in August 2014, the 19th year I spoke at Def Con. A graphic represntations of speakers at Def Con over the year showed that I had spoken there more than anyone else, which means the company of a LOT of greater people.   Video […]

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Universities at which Richard Thieme has Given Speeches, a Selected List

March 2, 2013

University of Wisconsin – Madison Milwaukee Stout Eau Claire Parkside Waukesha Washington County University Research Park   Wisconsin Medical College Marquette University Alverno College Cardinal Stritch University Mount Mary College National-Louis University Wisconsin Lutheran College   Purdue University – CERIAS Technology, Literacy and Culture Distinguished Speakers Series of the University of Texas – Austin, Texas […]

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Conspiracy Theories, Counter-Intelligence & Knowing the Players without a Program

June 6, 2012

Closing Keynote for Hack in the Box, Kuala Lumpur 2011 Calling a person a “conspiracy theorist” is an easy way to dismiss what used to be called “an investigative journalist” as if they are fringe, wacko, loopy or insane. But the deeper we go into the sources of “frame management” by oligarchic networks, meta-national-structures of political and economic power, […]

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Def Con and Black Hat

February 5, 2009

Some speakers give the same speech to every audience. Thieme doesn’t. He has been privileged to grow each year with the evolution of the Def Con and Black Hat computer security conferences. Each Thieme speech is intended for a specific context and event. Audio and video streams of Def Con and Black Hat speeches can […]

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Wisconsin Business Owners Network

February 5, 2009

A casual luncheon speech to the Wisconsin Business Owners Network View Complete Video

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A Speech in Honor of Einstein’s Birthday

February 5, 2009

Cyber Kung Fu Relativity Week 2008 – See the Video

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A Complete Speech for DefCon 8

July 5, 2000

July, 2000 “A Passion for Hacking and Living on the Edge”

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New Gods, New Worlds

February 7, 2000

An audio excerpt from “An Interview with Richard Thieme”

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