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Rick Searle

Rick Searle, an Affiliate Scholar of the IEET, is a writer and educator living the very non-technological Amish country of central Pennsylvania along with his two young daughters.  He is an adjunct professor of political science and history for Delaware Valley College and works for the PA Distance Learning Project a state-wide program funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education that focuses on extending online learning opportunities to marginalized groups both rural and urban. Rick is the creator and writer of the blog which explores the intersection of science, technology, and politics. He is currently working on a non-fiction Utopia: The Traveler’s and Builder’s Guide that attempts to understand the promise and pitfalls of the Utopian tradition for the near human future.

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"On the use and misuse of 1984 in the reign of Trump"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Feb 21, 2017)

"Utopia Now!"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Jan 31, 2017)

"Should Facebook Censor the News?"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Dec 26, 2016)

"The Fake-News Head Fake"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Dec 11, 2016)

"Trumponomics"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Nov 28, 2016)

"Trump and the Iron Heel"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Nov 13, 2016)

"What democracy’s future shouldn’t be"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Oct 20, 2016)

"Is the internet killing democracy?"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Oct 15, 2016)

"Decadent Europe’s Islamist Dystopia"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Sep 19, 2016)

"Our emerging culture of shame"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Aug 19, 2016)

"Shedding Light on Peter Thiel’s Dark Enlightenment"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Aug 15, 2016)

"A World Ruled by Networks"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Aug 3, 2016)

"How our police became storm troopers, redux"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Jul 24, 2016)

"Before the artisanal cheese comes the darkness"   Utopia or Dystopia   (Jul 4, 2016)

"Imagining the Anthropocene"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Jun 26, 2016)

"A Less Bleak Lesson from the Silent Universe"   Utopia or Dystopia  (May 15, 2016)

"The Deeper Meaning of the Anthropocene"   Utopia or Dystopia   (Apr 30, 2016)

"Bruce Sterling urges us not to panic, just yet"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Apr 6, 2016)

"Box of a Trillion Souls - Stephen Wolfram thinks we’ll end up in the Matrix"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Mar 18, 2016)

"How dark epistemology explains the rise of Donald Trump"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Mar 7, 2016)

Recent Multimedia
Rick Searle - Nigeria ICT Fest 2015   2016-01-06

Futurists discuss The Transhumanist Wager   2013-10-22

IEET Affiliate Scholar Rick Searle was a 3rd place winner of a $2,000 prize from FQXi (Sep 08, 2014)

IEET Appoints Rick Searle as Affiliate Scholar (Aug 26, 2013)