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Enlightenment Civilization: Looking Forward not Back

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Creating and maintaining this unusual human society.

Articles, podcasts, speeches and debates on philanthropy, transparency, citizenship, prediction, entrepreneurship and problem solving.

Can we maintain the "positive Sum Game" of civilization?

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David Brin's Collected Articles
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Essays on politics, economics, science, writing...and the future.
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The Transparent Society

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Privacy and Accountability in an age of increasing surveilance. The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Freedom and Security made Brin a prominent voice in the debates over information openness and the value of light in the modern world. Articles, books and media about the central issue of our age.

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Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio

Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio | David Brin's Collected Articles | Scoop.it

Collected Audio and Video Interviews with author David Brin: with stimulating discussions of Science, Science Fiction, Writing, Transparency and Privacy...and the Future.

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Popular Culture: From Star Wars to The Matrix

Popular Culture: From Star Wars to The Matrix | David Brin's Collected Articles | Scoop.it

Commentartes and reflections on popular culture from Lord of the Rings to 2001: A Space Odyssey. From Buffy to The Matrix, Star Trek to Star Wars!.

 

A look at how movies and books reflect our beliefs, hopes and dreams for the future.

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Speculations on Science Fiction

Speculations on Science Fiction | David Brin's Collected Articles | Scoop.it

Is Science Fiction truly “the literature of change”? Can it help teach? What are the tricks of the trade and methods of good storytelling? What controversies roil the genre of exploration?

 

David Brin (author of The Postman, Earth, Existence) offers insight into Science Fiction and the craft of writing.

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Teaching Science Fiction

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Resources for using Science Fiction in the Classroom to help turn kids on to reading....and the future. How to inspire kids and increase literacy. Along with lists of recommended science fiction books for young adults.

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A Contrary Look at History: Past vs Future

A Contrary Look at History: Past vs Future | David Brin's Collected Articles | Scoop.it

History: Past vs Future: A collection of articles exploring our take on history...and the future:  a Look-Backward View vs. a modern Look-Forward View. Optimism vs. pessimism. Does history run in cycles? Are there patterns?


Is nostalgia (e.g. for the 1950s or for the Neolithic) justified? How do Republicans and Democrats wage war? What was the "Miracle of 1947"?  Why was the flick "300" filled with outright historical lies? And is Class War inevitable?  Above all, can we learn enough from the past to alter and improve the future?

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Public Policy Suggestions

Public Policy Suggestions | David Brin's Collected Articles | Scoop.it

Novel concepts for a moderate approach on gun control, science, environmental and econonic policy. Radical suggestions propose 'fixing' problems of Gerrymandering and the Electoral College. A Transparent Ownership Treaty suggests that individuals must openly state and claim what they own, without hiding under nested shell companies. 

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Using Science Fiction to Teach Science

Using Science Fiction to Teach Science | David Brin's Collected Articles | Scoop.it

How can Science Fiction illuminate Science in the Classroom? A collection of articles and resources for using science fiction to illustrate basic concepts of science -- and to inspire kids. Links to science fiction curricula, lists of recommended books and stories, as well as movies that can make science accessible to students.

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Looking Forward: Creating the Future

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Projecting toward the future: Advances that shape our world. A diverse collection of articles and media that look at about how technological and social changes are molding our future -- the world of tomorrow.

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Culture, Science Fiction and the Future

Culture, Science Fiction and the Future | David Brin's Collected Articles | Scoop.it

Contemplations on politics, popular culture, cinema, the Enlightenment, the internet -- and speculationas about the future. Articles from Salon Magazine by David Brin.

 

Includes the popular "Why Johnny Can't Code" and "Names of Infamy" articles.

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Existence

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"Existence may be Brin’s masterwork." -- the Los Angeles Times. David Brin looks at the near future in his new novel, Existence is a unique tale of First Contact.

Come see reviews, live author readings and the amazing video trailer.

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SETI: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

SETI: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence | David Brin's Collected Articles | Scoop.it

Where is everybody? We ponder a Great Silence from a cosmos that ought to be filled with voices. Do you have a favorite explanation? Come and see more than a hundred catalogued or discussed. An exploration of the science behiind one of the crucial questions of our time.

 

Articles explore the science behind the Drake Equation, and the Fermi Paradox, as well as controversial proposals for METI, or Beaming Messages to Aliens. 

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Enlightenment Civilization: Looking Forward not Back

Enlightenment Civilization: Looking Forward not Back | David Brin's Collected Articles | Scoop.it

Creating and maintaining this unusual human society.

Articles, podcasts, speeches and debates on philanthropy, transparency, citizenship, prediction, entrepreneurship and problem solving.

Can we maintain the "positive Sum Game" of civilization?

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Politics for the Twenty-first Century

Politics for the Twenty-first Century | David Brin's Collected Articles | Scoop.it

Amid "culture war" is it possible or crazy to hope for a moderate approach for a sane world?

Ever-changing, always passionate, these are challenging insights and contrarian pokes in all directions. And never tied to the absurd so-called “left-right political axis”!

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The Economy: Past, Present and Future

The Economy: Past, Present and Future | David Brin's Collected Articles | Scoop.it

A range of Contrarian Views on the Economy:

Taxes? Adam Smith? Keynsianism vs Supply Side? Quirky and unusual perspectives on economic policy -- past, present and future.

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Advice for Writers

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How to write and edit a novel...a few basic steps. A collection of advice for would-be writers -  from authors including John Steinbeck, Toni Morrison, Joan Didion, David Brin, John Scalzi, and others.

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Emergency Planning: Disaster Preparedness

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Preparing for the worst: Citizen involvement in emergency planning. Throughout the 20th Century, the trend in our culture was monotonic, toward ever-increasing reliance on protection and coddling by institutions, formally deliberated procedures and official hired guns... none of which availed us at all on September 11, 2001. Rather, events that day seem to suggest a reversal, toward the older notion of a confident, self-reliant citizenry.

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Science and Space: Exploring New Frontiers

Science and Space: Exploring New Frontiers | David Brin's Collected Articles | Scoop.it

Wonders of science, space and the future. As an astrophysicist, Brin has studied our solar system and beyond. Also articles published in major journals on topics ranging from addiction theory to human evolution to dispute resolution.

(See also the separate scoop just about SETI: The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (below)).

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Libertarianism: Finding a New Path

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Libertarianism: Finding a New Path: A collection of articles reflecting on libertarianism, its successes and failures, in the modern world. An exploration of politics and economics -- and how Libertarianism might evolve to better address the problems of tomorrow.

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Interviews with David Brin

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A collection of wide-ranging interviews covering space, science, science fiction, writing, transparency and the future -- and jsut about every other topic you could think of. (Try me!)

A collection of lively and extremely varied interviews with science fiction author David Brin.

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David Brin's Uplift Universe

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Will humans 'uplift' higher mammals, such as chimps and dolphins? An exploration of David Brin's Uplift Universe, including background materials, bonus stories, author commentary, and in depth information on planets, languages, and alien species. Also the science that might make it all come true.
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