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Hi, I’m Richard

Together, we examine the social, ethical, and political implications of technology, asking questions like:
  • How does emerging technology influence power dynamics and social structures?
  • How do cultural values and beliefs shape the development and adoption of technology?
  • What are the unintended consequences of new technologies?
Societal Phase Change is when humans experience fundamental shifts in structures, values, beliefs, customs,  and norms over time. These shifts can be gradual or sudden, and they can profoundly impact how people live, work, and interact with each other. It is all about the difference in being human and the difference it makes.
The Challenge of Technology in every age begs the question, "How should we live our journey in life?"  The one question that we all must grapple with, no matter our background, is how we observe, discern, judge, and act in a manner that brings about the greater good for the common good of everyone on this planet.
We Start By Exploring the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Machines, and Human Life. Do we understand what it means to be a human and the difference it makes?
As we move away from the industrial revolution and to a world where new technologies are boldly taking humanity to places it never dreamed of, will humanity, organizations, and businesses adapt to the change? What new ethical challenges will society face? How do we critically examine the societal effects of technology impacting our daily lives? We will examine technological change and its social consequences as we experience emerging technology. Do we understand what it means to be a human in a world where we are the children of our own inventions?
Technology is Anthropology
Are We Entering the Next Golden Age of Humanity?
Understanding that Technology is Anthropology is an approach to
living life as a human being and knowing how to decide and thrive through Cultural Change and Emerging Technology.  Technology is culture, a seamless, woven garment of activities, materials, and beliefs. Are We Ready to Explore? Are we ready to Innovate-educate-Collaborate?
Killer Story Teller!
Inspiring stories, facts, experience, wisdom, and fun that energize audiences to embrace a brave new world.  
Historian | AI Ethicist | Speaker  | Philosopher | 



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Formats can be both In-Person and Virtual.




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“The overall program met all of my expectations and then some. It provided us with excellent real life examples to learn from and how to implement the change in the weeks to come.”


     ~David L. Cunningham, Jr.

      FedEx President: Asia Pacific Division



I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.” ~Steve Jobs, 2001                     

"Life is this simple: we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent, and the divine is shining through it all the time. This is not just a nice story or a fable; it is true. ”
                                         ~Thomas Merton

Luke, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.” ~“The truth is often what we make of it; you heard what you wanted to hear, believed what you wanted to believe.” 

                                       ~Obi-Wan Kenobi 



“Great workshop and presentation.  When our staff first experienced this seminar in Orlando they said others in the Siemens Organization needed to see it and learn from it. So, we put on three more workshops for Siemens globally.  We felt the message and seminar should be experienced not only by Siemens but also with our customers, so he was also was our keynote speaker for Siemens' Customer Appreciation Day.”

                           ~ Michael Philpott

              CEO: Siemens Canada Limited

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