Richard (Dick) Pelletier
July 23, 2014
After serving in the U.S. Army 1950 — 1953, where he fought in the Korean War, Dick developed and operated several small businesses from 1970 to 2000 . He also attended UCLA during a ten year period while in his 50s.
He launched a career as a futurist science and technology columnist at age 72. His weekly “Futuretalk” column and newsletter on science and technology advances with a positive-future focus, with 548 articles, was syndicated in Immortality Magazine, Las Vegas Tribune, VSFA Valley Voyager, Kingman Daily Miner, Senior Press, and the Hermiston Herald (published by his high school), and read by many Fortune 500 company executives and government officials in the U.S. and Singapore.
Dick frequently made presentations on future-related topics to the Las Vegas Futurist Salon, American Humanist Association, and several other groups around the world. He was an affiliate of the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies (IEET).
Dick Pelletier passed away Tuesday July 22. He was 83.
- See blog posts by this author:
- Wild ride ahead: glimpse at humanity's long range future