Closing Address presented at AUScert 2007

by Richard Thieme,

Summary : Building a Platform for the Future: Life on the Other Side of the Looking-glass
In his closing presentation, Richard Thieme looks forward as well as back. He will integrate the deeper subtexts of conference presentations with his own unique mix of anomalies, indicators, and possibilities to illuminate an emergent landscape - a landscape in which security, intelligence, and familiar notions of identity are shifting. The impact of the singularity (whether metaphor or fact), the real implications of space war and a transplanetary society that explicitly factors in The Others, and the advent of a cyborg civilization all come into play.