Status: Looking to the Future: an interview (10 months ago)


Name David Brin
Location San Diego
Member Since Jul 06, 2012
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Scientist, futurist, author: Always looking to the future! 

David Brin worked as a physicist, till he quit research and teaching to become an entertainer. Lacking a singing voice, or other discernible talent, he chose writing. “I discovered a latent gift for making up stuff out of thin air,”  he explains. And while this can at times apply to science, he deemed it best to aim this gift elsewhere. Lacking the heart to slander real people, he soon found you can lie all that you want to... about fictional characters! They can't gripe, or sue, if you strand them in space or marry them off to aliens, or ruin their reputations.  What a deal.” 

David's novels include The Postman, Startide Rising, Earth, The Uplift War and Existence. Translated into more than twenty languages, they have won Hugo, Nebula and other awards. Earth, a ecological thriller, foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and near-future trends such as the World Wide Web. The Postman was kevincostnerized, or loosely adapted into a 1988 movie of the same title. His non-fiction book, The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Freedom and Privacy? deals with issues of secrecy and privacy -- and how they affect our lives in an increasingly technological world. 

David appears from time to time on shows such as “The Universe,” “Prophets of Science Fiction” or “Life After People.” 

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