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David Brin

David Brin, a scientist and best-selling author whose future-oriented novels include Earth, The Postman, and Hugo Award winners Startide Rising and The Uplift War, is a 2010 Fellow of the IEET. Brin is known as a leading commentator on modern technological, social, and political trends. His nonfiction book The Transparent Society won the Freedom of Speech Award from the American Library Association. Brin’s most recent novel, Kiln People, explores a fictional near future when people use cheap copies of themselves to be in two places at once. The Life Eaters—a graphic novel—explores a chilling alternative outcome of World War II. David’s newest novel - Existence - is now available, published by Tor Books.

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The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays by eds. Max More and Natasha Vita-More (2013)

Existence by David Brin (2012)

"Facing a future of technologic wonders: Artificial Intelligence"   Contrary Brin  (Mar 26, 2017)

"Economics under Trump"   Contrary Brin  (Mar 11, 2017)

"Trump’s Divided America"   Contrary Brin  (Mar 7, 2017)

"Post-election: picking up the pieces"   Contrary Brin  (Mar 2, 2017)

"Tech marvels and wonders"   Contrary Brin  (Feb 28, 2017)

"It’s a tough world out there: and now a drumbeat for war on Iran."   Contrary Brin  (Feb 26, 2017)

"Is Class War as Inevitable as the Return of Karl Marx?"   Contrary Brin  (Feb 18, 2017)

"Start planning the revolution! In real life and in sci fi"   Contrary Brin  (Feb 16, 2017)

"Want to Investigate Electoral Fraud? Start with whistle blowers and judo!"   Contrary Brin  (Feb 11, 2017)

"Transparency, Privacy and Surveillance in a new era"   Contrary Brin  (Feb 9, 2017)

"Perceptive and myopic views of our transparent future. Especially police cameras."   Contrary Brin  (Jan 15, 2017)

"Shining light on cyber-secrets"   Contrary Brin  (Nov 20, 2016)

"We are in it, all right. But “figuratively”? … or “literally”?"   Contrary Brin  (Nov 12, 2016)

"Science Fiction! Science Fiction!"   David Brin   (Sep 11, 2016)

"Futurespection: How do we get better?"   Contrary Brin  (May 29, 2016)

"How to maintain a vigorous, positive sum society… in theory"   Contrary Brin  (May 6, 2016)

"Political Delusions - Do we just rationalize our emotional decisions?"   Contrary Brin  (Mar 25, 2016)

"Space Ventures - and news from the universe!"   Contrary Brin  (Mar 12, 2016)

"International Rivalry - is much of it based on Theft?"   Contrary Brin  (Mar 5, 2016)

"Is Cheap Oil a Bad Thing?"   Contrary Brin  (Feb 4, 2016)

Recent Multimedia
What Carries Our Personal Identity?   2016-02-10

The Physics of Free Will   2015-11-09

Indignation, Addiction and Hope—Does it Help to be “Mad as Hell?”   2015-11-02

Otherness: Will We Meet Beings with Different Minds than Ours?   2015-10-31

“Existence” | Talks at Google   2014-04-23

David Brin co-edits a new “Smart Pop” book on Star Wars (Nov 06, 2015)

IEET Fellow David Brin Named 2015 NEH Visiting Fellow at Bard College (Sep 25, 2015)

Top Hitting Articles for November (Nov 29, 2012)

IEET’s Hughes, Cascio, Brin, Vita-More, and Goertzel at Humanity+ @San Francisco (Oct 11, 2012)

David Brin’s new graphic novel Tinkerers (Nov 11, 2010)

Past Appearances
Brin @ Deloitte All-Hands ( - Nov 20, 2015)

Brin on “The Future of Virtual Reality” (Seattle, WA USA - Oct 28, 2015)

Brin on “Human Augmentation” @ Innovation Outreach Program (Amsterdam, Netherlands - Oct 26, 2015)

Brin on “Beyond Curing Disease” (Indian Wells, CA USA - Oct 25, 2015)

Hughes, Brin, Anderson, Pellissier, Sirius, Gillis, Kuzsewski @ Future of Politics (Oakland, California - Oct 18, 2015)