David Brin is a scientist, tech speaker/consultant, and author. A film by Kevin Costner was based on Brin’s novel, The Postman. Brin’s 16 novels, including NY Times Bestsellers and Hugo Award winners, have been translated into more than twenty languages. In 1989 one of them, Earth, foreshadowed global warming, pandemics, cyberwarfare and the world wide web. Existence is about our survival in a dangerous-but-hopeful near future.
Dr. Brin serves on the external advisory council of NASA’s Innovative and Advanced Concepts program (NIAC). David appears frequently on shows such as Nova, The Universe and Life After People, explaining science and future trends. He has keynoted scores of major events hosted by the likes of IBM, GE, Google, Boeing and the Institute for Ethics in Emerging Technologies.
His non-fiction book — The Transparent Society: Will Technology Make Us Choose Between Freedom and Privacy? — won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association.