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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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Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World by David Brin (2017)

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

Existence by David Brin (2012)

"Plausible Deniability: How we’ll be attacked, unable to retaliate"   Contrary Brin  (Nov 18, 2017)

"It’s not left-vs-right, stupid. It is symbolism."   Contrary Brin  (Nov 1, 2017)

"The likelihood of war"   Contrary Brin  (Oct 24, 2017)

"Resilience Technology Part II: Simple measures to thwart possible collapse"   Contrary Brin  (Oct 17, 2017)

"Super hurricanes and solar storms and EMP… lessons about resilient tech (Part I)"   Contrary Brin  (Oct 10, 2017)

"Cheating, gerrymandering and other threats"   Contrary Brin  (Sep 15, 2017)

"How did humans “overshoot” in intelligence? Plus a Tech Roundup!"   Contrary Brin  (Sep 9, 2017)

"Exit strategies Part II: Surprising aspects of the 25th Amendment"   Contrary Brin  (Sep 3, 2017)

"Learn the true meaning of the political “F-Word”"   Contrary Brin  (Aug 13, 2017)

"On Voter Fraud, Immigration, and Economic Disparity"   Contrary Brin  (Jun 22, 2017)

"Don’t Impeach! Plus appraising GOP proposed legislation—and why is he really in Saudi Arabia?"   Contrary Brin  (Jun 18, 2017)

"What’s new in science & tech?"   Contrary Brin  (May 31, 2017)

"Will we continue an Enlightenment Civilization… or return to Feudalism?"   Contrary Brin  (May 27, 2017)

"Solving problems: Energy, Climate and Remaking the Planet"   Contrary Brin  (May 15, 2017)

"More Than Human? And science roundup!"   Contrary Brin  (May 12, 2017)

"Tax “reform” or not?"   Contrary Brin  (May 7, 2017)

"India Rising! And our decline…"   Contrary Brin  (May 5, 2017)

"Declining Trust in - Rising Fear of - our expert castes"   Contrary Brin  (Apr 28, 2017)

"Science: steps forward… through a minefield"   Contrary Brin  (Apr 26, 2017)

"Those were the days… When was America ‘great’? And who has Steve Bannon reincarnated?"   Contrary Brin  (Apr 22, 2017)

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)