NASA funds ideas from science fiction -
GeekWireNASA funds ideas from science fictionGeekWireSolar gravitational lens: Earthlings figure out how to use the sun's gravitational field to focus light rays from the Milky Way galaxy's distant frontiers in “Existence,” a novel by David Brin. Slava Turyshev of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will ...and more »
Posted on 7 April 2017 | 5:55 pm
The GOP's public hypocrisy on privacy -
AL.comThe GOP's public hypocrisy on privacyAL.comAs author David Brin once said, "When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else." The GOP believes in the privacy of all things related to financial dealings, but ...
Posted on 4 April 2017 | 6:39 am
Science Fiction lovers: explore new worlds,
Toronto StarScience Fiction lovers: explore new worlds, brave and otherwiseToronto StarWorlds weird and wonderful, worlds that collapse, are underwater and those where privacy is but a distant memory. Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer, HarperCollins, $22.99, pages. (HarperCollins). Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World, Ed.
Posted on 31 March 2017 | 9:06 pm
Google's co-founders and other Silicon
CNBCGoogle's co-founders and other Silicon Valley billionaires are trying to live foreverCNBCFriend joins Nobel Prize-winning scientists, icons of the entertainment industry such as Goldie Hawn and Moby, and tech billionaires like Google co-founder Sergey Brin, for the launch of the National Academy of Medicine's Grand Challenge in Health ...and more »
Posted on 31 March 2017 | 9:42 am
1984 At The Moviehouse - WAMC
WAMC1984 At The MoviehouseWAMCWe are joined by Roger Berkowitz and David Brin. Roger Berkowitz is Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College and Associate Professor of Politics, Philosophy, and Human Rights. David Brin is an American ...
Posted on 29 March 2017 | 8:39 am
In a cameras-everywhere culture, science
Science fiction writer David Brin calls it "a tsunami of lights" — a future where tiny cameras are everywhere, lighting up everything we do, and even predicting what we'll do next.
Posted on 11 April 2015 | 9:17 am
CWA panel ponders ultimate question: Are we
At a public panel in Washington, D.C., this week, NASA's chief scientist, Ellen Stofan, said she believes we will have "definitive evidence" of life beyond Earth in the next 10 to 20 years.
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 5:38 am
There are many folks who pick up collections of stories on the run, with the expectation of escaping briefly into a fast read while someone else moves them from place to place --- I’ve been there, done that a lot.
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 8:24 pm
Living In A Free-Lunch World - Market
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 5:14 pm
Gwynne Dyer: The risks of extraterrestrial
I like it because I hate the idea that the human race will never be able to go beyond this little planetary system.
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 4:52 pm
Out of this world: Chinese sci-fi author Liu
American scientist and author David Brin, whose novels have won several Hugo awards and nominations over the years, described Liu's writing as "vivid, imaginative and rooted in cutting-edge science". "Liu stands at the top tier of speculative-fiction ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 9:15 pm
Out-of-this-World Auction At Worldcon
Auction items include Tuckerizations and critiques from SFWA authors like Greg Bear, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Alaya Dawn Johnson (the first she’s ever done), Nancy Kress, Larry Niven, Mike Resnick, and John Scalzi; a voicemail recording by Mary ...
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 8:08 am
Weekend Roundup: 70 Years After Its Defeat,
On the first anniversary of the Ferguson, Missouri riots over the police shooting of a young, unarmed black man, futurist David Brin suggests that, in addition to cops wearing body cameras, every inner-city youth should be armed with a hands-free camera ...
Posted on 14 August 2015 | 8:44 am
Science fiction writer David Brin is pretty
In a Thursday post in the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology blog, scientist and science fiction writer David Brin opined that while there is money to be made in asteroid mining, the moon is not a profitable venue for such enterprises.
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 5:22 am
Who Speaks for Earth? The Controversy over
David Brin, a space scientist, futurist consultant, and science fiction writer was a participant in the protocol discussion. He charged that “collegial discussion started falling apart” and “drastic alterations of earlier consensus agreements were ...
Posted on 19 February 2015 | 7:17 am
Open Question: Books similar to "The
Hi all. I really love the arguments and warrants made by that book, however it is too outdated (1998) to use for the argument I want to make in Speech & Debate. He argues that government transparency is key to solving societal issues. Are there any similar and much newer publications I could seek out?
Posted on 20 June 2015 | 1:11 pm
Open Question: Can anyone give me a summary
For the past month i've been trying to read this book for school and i keep getting lost in the ended side plots and characters so can someone give me a summary of the book and a quick rundown of the characters thanks!
Posted on 30 April 2014 | 9:11 am
Resolved Question: What are David Brin's
Based on his critiques for Star Wars and Fantasy, he seems to have a lot of liberal tendencies. I know that he vows for transparency and is against actions of Neo Cons and Plutocracies.
Posted on 7 April 2014 | 5:07 am
Resolved Question: What do you think about
Noted science fiction author David Brin wrote an essay about the distinction between skeptics and deniers. It's here: www.davidbrin.com/climatechange2.html . Any thoughts?
Posted on 30 November 2012 | 5:01 pm
Resolved Question: Several years ago, I read
... A Bruce Willis film from 2009?
Am I watching an adaption of the book?
Posted on 23 May 2012 | 8:38 am