About the Author
Richard Thieme has used his skills as a writer and speaker for many years. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Richard taught literature and writing at the University of Illinois, was an Episcopal priest for sixteen years, and has since 1993 traveled the world as a professional speaker, enlightening audiences from Berlin to Brisbane, Amsterdam to Auckland, on the impacts of various technologies on human identity, spirituality/religion, and security and intelligence. He also speaks about creativity, reinventing ourselves, and biohacking, the porting of hacking skills to biotechnology. His landmark talk, "UFOlogy 101," illuminates a much-maligned domain. His pre-blog column, "Islands in the Clickstream," was distributed to thousands of subscribers in sixty countries before collection as a book by Syngress, a division of Elsevier. His work has been taught at universities in Europe, Australia, Canada, and the United States. He lives with his wife, Shirley, in Fox Point, Wisconsin and can be reached at www.thiemeworks.com.