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insistence of VISION
My third collection — INSISTENCE OF VISION — offers you vivid tales about possible, chilling tomorrows. What may we become? How will we endure? The future is a daunting realm, filled with real and imagined perils. So enter it prepared! Includes "The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss" which is in several Best-of-2015 anthologies! My best collection and best stories yet...
Talking Futures, a series of interviews with thought leaders at the European Union's recent ICT conference in Vilnius, are now available for viewing -- including half a dozen short, topical segments with yours truly on topics like the future of information technology, challenges for privacy, how to prevent bad futures, and how to strive for good ones. Other experts offered views on the "future of the Cloud," Big Data, peace and conflict, and the search for aliens!
about SCIENCE FICTION
Collected interviews on TV, radio, major print and other media about science and fiction! About Optimism, transparency, technology, and the rapidity of change. About space & SETI, the Singularity, pop culture, Avatar, Tolkien, and Yoda. And much more. For even more interviews, see about David, interviews, and media.
Brin defines hard SF
How can we better prepare for (and understand) the posthuman future? See my exploration in "Preparing for our Post-Human Future of Artificial Intelligence," on Omni Reboot.
Are we overthinking the worries about Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Gizmodo interviews scientist, futurist and author David Brin, who polled as one of the "10 most read by researchers in AI and computers."
FUTURE 4: Named one of four “World’s Best Futurists” by Urban Developer Magazine, I am proud to be in august company with my revered colleagues Kevin Kelly, Michio Kaku and Ray Kurzweil.
AI ELITE: I was recently cited (#5!) in a survey of the 10 people the AI elite follow on Twitter. Do you follow me?
PRESS KIT: Now active -- pdf versions of my press kit and a listing of major interviews for journalists seeking concise background information, bios etc.
QUOTATIONS: By request, we collected some of the most popular, pungent or provocative David Brin quotes in one place.
EXISTENCE! a novel of our future
... and already racking up predictive hits! This article (by Steve Outing), examines how journalist Tor "relies on credible smart mobs and ubiquitous connection."
Learn more and sample stories from this exciting saga about the near future, praised by critics and readers as a driving adventure "with at least two startling ideas per page."
I could not put it down — Temple Grandin
(An) immaculately conceived and rendered book, massive and dense but somehow light-footed as well.... These are not merely people from 2012 transplanted to different circumstances, but true denizens of the future. — BarnesAndNoble.com
Read story-excerpts and praise from Publisher's Weekly, Temple Grandin, Vernor Vinge, Stephen Baxter and others, or purchase now.
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I Am A Member Of A Civilization
It's good we have a rambunctious society, filled with opinionated individualists. Serenity is nice, but serenity alone never brought progress. Hermits solved no problems. The adversarial process helps us to improve as individuals and as a culture. Criticism is the only known antidote to error -- elites shunned it and their evasion spread ruin across history. We do each other a favor (though not always appreciated) by helping find each others' mistakes.
And yet — we'd all be happier, better off and more resilient if each of us were to now and then say:
"I am a member of a civilization." (IAAMOAC)
Step back from anger. Study how awful our ancestors had it. They struggled to get you here. Repay by appreciating civilization.
Companies, meetings, and agencies book me as a popular speaker or consultant. See coming public appearances, below.
NOT the end of the world
David reads an interlude from EXISTENCE: Why were folks in every age and culture fixated on the world's end? From Ragnarok to Revelation to comets... an amusing tour of our obsession with doomsday!
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