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Marshall Brain

Marshall Brain is the author of The Day You Discard Your Body, Manna and the founder of He is known for his book for teenagers entitled The Teenager’s Guide to the Real World. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s degree in computer science from North Carolina State University. Before founding HowStuffWorks, Marshall taught in the computer science department at NCSU and ran a software training and consulting company.

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Robotic Nation

Score One for the Robo-Tutors

How robots eliminate labor unrest

The problem with robotic drones

Robots creating scientific hypotheses

Robots will soon know the location of every car

The Second Intelligent Species by Marshall Brain (2015)

How “God” Works: A Logical Inquiry on Faith by Marshall Brain (2015)

Manna: Two Visions of Humanity’s Future by Marshall Brain (2012)

Que Pasaria Si…? by Marshall Brain, El Equipo Howstuffworks (2003)

Manna by Marshall Brain (2002)

"The Second Intelligent Species: How Humans Will Become as Irrelevant as Cockroaches"  (May 31, 2015)

"Teaching your kids how to write computer programs"  (Apr 2, 2015)

"#3 Editor’s Choice Award: Why and How Should We Build a Basic Income for Every Citizen?"  (Jan 5, 2015)

"Robotic Nation (3) Robotic Freedom"  (Dec 22, 2014)

"Robotic Nation (2) Robots in 2015"  (Dec 22, 2014)

"Robotic Nation (1)"  (Dec 22, 2014)

"Why and How Should We Build a Basic Income for Every Citizen?"  (Sep 16, 2014)

"MANNA (chapter 1)"   Marshall Brain  (Mar 21, 2012)

"How Medical Marijuana Works"   Belleville News-Democrat   (Mar 19, 2009)

"How the Keating scandal worked"   BrainStuff  (Oct 7, 2008)

"How to solve global warming conflict"   Brainstuff  (Feb 26, 2008)

"Can your mind control your weight and blood pressure?"   How Stuff Works  (Jan 4, 2008)

"How Uploading Works"   Journal of Geoethical Nanotechnology, 1(2), Spring 2007  (Apr 9, 2007)

"How caffeine works"   How Stuff Works  (Mar 22, 2007)

"Why Our Emerging Robotic Nation Needs a Basic Income Guarantee"   Robotic Nation  (Mar 9, 2007)

"Robots and Jobs"   Robotic Nation  (Jan 3, 2007)

"Will my kids be immortal?"   Marshall Brain's Blog  (Sep 18, 2006)

"Funding Robotic Freedom"   Marshall Brain's Blog  (May 11, 2006)

"The size of the human population"   Marshall Brain's Blog  (Apr 7, 2006)

"Intelligent Design Made Mankind?"   Excerpt from Why Does God Hate Amputees?  (Nov 17, 2005)

Recent Multimedia
We’re approaching humanity’s make or break period   2015-08-15

Robotics and Employment   2012-03-21

The Singularity Film   2009-08-13

The Implications Of An Increasingly Automated Economy   2009-01-03

How Uploading Works   2008-12-07

Brain Makes Splash With Structural Unemployment Message at Singularity Summit 08 (Oct 26, 2008)

Marshall featured in NC newspaper (Jul 30, 2006)

Past Appearances
Brain @ North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress (New York, NY USA - Feb 26, 2015)

Hughes, Brain @ Robots, unemployment, and basic income (Hangout on Air - May 11, 2014)

Brain, Goertzel @ Singularity Summit 2008 (San Jose, CA, USA - Oct 25, 2008)