Interviews with D...
Follow
Find
137 views | +0 today
 
Scooped by GDB
onto Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio
Scoop.it!

David Brin Interview - Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Podcast #66

David Brin discusses his novel Existence on Wired.com: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Podcast #66 with hosts John Joseph Adams and David Barr Kirtley, recorded September 26, 2012.

more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio
Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio
On Science, Science Fiction, Writing...and the Future
Curated by GDB
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

David Brin on the Science Fiction Barometer

David Brin on the Science Fiction Barometer | Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio | Scoop.it

If you want to test your ability as a writer, to keep the action and interest and intellect...and empathy all going at the same time, while building a world and dealing with ideas and issues -- I think you're pretty much behooved to write science fiction. We science fiction authors, we poke at the universe using these prefrontal lobes...and we know that this is the seat of the thought experiment. As a futurist, it's job to stimulate these front lobes...that the Bible may have referenced as Moses having lamps on his brow...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

Third Millennium Problem-Solving: Can New Visualization and Collaboration Tools Make a Difference? | USENIX

Third Millennium Problem-Solving: Can New Visualization and Collaboration Tools Make a Difference? | USENIX | Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio | Scoop.it

Western Civilization famously changed everything with innovations such as market economics, democracy, mass education, and science, empowering millions to compete, cooperate, and invent as never before. But there's been a price. Each generation must deal with sudden expansions of vision, memory, and attention . . . now accelerating faster than ever.

Today, some forecast that vast information flows will empower tomorrow's citizens to converge and tackle problems with greater agility than governments or corporations—an era of creative "smart mobs." Is this plausible? Can new innovative visualization and collaboration tools boost millions of new problem solvers? Underlying all of this is a deeper question: Can our civilization maintain its 200-year commitment to openness, transparency, accountability, and confident belief in progress, or will a growing "relinquishment movement" fight back against the onrush of change?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

Futurium -Journey into 2050

Futurium -Journey into 2050 | Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio | Scoop.it

One platform, Your voices, Our Futures: A series of interviews from the European Union's ICT Conference in Vilnius. Video 1 explores the role of Science Fiction in exploring the future; Video 2 talks about how technologies can make the difference in the future; Video 3 highlights the important role the internet will have in the future; Video 4 explores how technologies can help us face future challenges; Video 5 presents David's views on the future vision for Europe. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

Humanity's Place in a Very Strange Universe, author David Brin at ASU

Humanity's Place in a Very Strange Universe, author David Brin speaks at Arizona State University's Beyond  Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

Reinvent Outer Space

Reinvent Outer Space | Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio | Scoop.it

David led an amazing roundtable of people working both inside and outside NASA, including Geoffrey Landis, Chris McKay, Rusty Schweickart, and Ariel Waldman, as they roughed out some of the ambitious new goals that could animate this next era in space, ranging from mining asteroids, to setting up solar energy stations in orbit, to exploring for life in the roofed water worlds of our solar system. We also talked about the critical next steps would be needed to lay the groundwork for this next era – like dropping the cost of getting payloads into space by an order of magnitude, or finding a way to manufacture rocket fuel outside earth. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

RealClear Radio Hour - Science Fiction: Predicting and Inventing the Future

RealClear Radio Hour - Science Fiction: Predicting and Inventing the Future | Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio | Scoop.it

Science Fiction—Predicting and Inventing the Future DEC 20, 2014 David Brin, scientist, futurist, and Hugo and Nebula Award winning author, explores how science fiction can improve the future, by helping us chart technological dangers to avoid and promising new goals to pursue...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

The Positive-Sum Game: David Brin vs. Cynicism

The Positive-Sum Game: David Brin vs. Cynicism | Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio | Scoop.it

Science fiction writer and futurist David Brin bucks the current trend of cynical pessimism, arguing that Western history since the Enlightenment is marked by slow but steady progress, and calling for open dialogue to solve pressing problems.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

Authors at Google: David Brin

David Brin is a scientist, speaker, technical consultant and world-known author. His novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebu...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

David Brin Interview - Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Podcast #66

David Brin discusses his novel Existence on Wired.com: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Podcast #66 with hosts John Joseph Adams and David Barr Kirtley, recorded September 26, 2012.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

Author David Brin on Dogmatic Libertarians, Transparency, and Uplifting Dolphins

"The issue should not be government. It should not be unlimited and unalloyed idolatry of personal property, which is the path that the libertarian movement ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

SETI: What are the chances of life in the cosmos?

SETI: What are the chances of life in the cosmos? | Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio | Scoop.it
What does SETI stand for? And what is its mission? How does this organization go about their search? What technologies form the basis of this search?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

Science and the "Great Delusion" with David Brin, Sci-Fi Author

Topics covered: Who's doing the heavy lifting of creating the future?  Imagination the greets tragedy and boon of human nature. Science one of the four great pillars that freed us from the "Great Delusion" A contrarian on immortality...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

Talking Sci-Fi With David Brin & Allen Steele - New Podcast

Talking Sci-Fi With David Brin & Allen Steele - New Podcast | Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio | Scoop.it

Writers Roundtable: Talking Sci-Fi With David Brin & Allen Steele - New Podcast

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

▶ Indignation, Addiction and Hope: Does it help to be "Mad as Hell?: David Brin at TEDxUCSD - YouTube

Indignation, Addiction and Hope: Does it help to be “Mad as Hell?” My talk at TEDxUCSD For a generation, we’ve been taught that the best way to deal with our problems is to get mad as hell! Recent science exposes this as a scam that has produced the largest and most disastrous addiction in civilization. Sometimes problems merit indignation! But are we abandoning our greatest gift – the ability to actually solve problems. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by GDB from Looking Forward: Creating the Future
Scoop.it!

What's next -- the horizon of our dreams: David Brin at TEDxSanDiego

Fifty years from now, will we have destroyed the world? Or saved it? It's not too soon to ask. Little more than 100 years ago, the mundane acts of our 21st Century daily life were strictly the purview of the gods: To take flight and traverse a continent in just hours...To splash daylight across a massive arena on a moonless night with the touch of one finger..

"The more god-like we've become, the more our humility is affected." And if we don't give serious thought to our trajectory as a global society, if we spend too much time looking backward nostalgically rather than ahead thoughtfully, we will succumb to ourselves. Because, "the default human society is flawed", and it is up to us to fight against that default.


Via GDBrin
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

David Brin | Closer to Truth

David Brin | Closer to Truth | Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio | Scoop.it

Interviews for Closer to Truth: Can We Explain the Cosmos and Consciousness? Where are all the aliens? Could our universe be a fake?  Why Explore Consciousness and Cosmos? 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

David Brin - Utopia in Exile

Brin's newest novel EXISTENCE explores the ultimate question: billions of planets are ripe for life. So where is Everybody? David's main thread: how will we shape the days and years ahead -- and how will tomorrow shape us?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

A New Look at the Search for Advanced Extraterrestrial Civilizations (VIDEO Interview)

A New Look at the Search for Advanced Extraterrestrial Civilizations (VIDEO Interview) | Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio | Scoop.it
David Brin is the award-winning author of the highly regarded ‘uplift’ novels that include Startide Rising (1983), The Uplift War (1987), Brightness Reef (1995) and most recently, Existence (2012) -a fictional look at the Fermi Paradox.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

How do you see research and innovation making a difference in our future?

How do you see research and innovation making a difference in our future? | Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio | Scoop.it

We are in a race to cross a very dangerous zone, between where we are and where our grandchildren may be. Will they will know how to manage the planet? How to expend beyond the planet? How to stay calm? How to argue in a fare and decent way, bypassing politics? this isn't a vast utopia, it is just us, much more reasonable, having raised better grandchildren. in order to get there, we have to get past all these pifalls. We have already got past the one called the nuclear war, it is pretty impressive. There are so many others along the next twenty, thirty years, that is our job. And if we make it,we might be the fist intelligent life form to make it.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

"So you want to make gods. Now why would that bother anybody?"

The Singularity Summit 2011 was a TED-style two-day event at the historic 92nd Street Y in New York City. The next event will take place in San Francisco, on...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

TEDxBrussels - David Brin - Target 2061: Reinventing Civilization Across Half a Century

Target 2061: Reinventing Civilization across half a century: Author David Brin (Earth, Existence, The Postman) speaks at TEDxBrussels. http://www.tedxbrussels.eu 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

5 Burning Questions: David Brin

5 Burning Questions: David Brin | Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio | Scoop.it

What are you looking forward to in the future? How do we prepare for the future? In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we talk with science fiction author, futurist, and scientist David Brin. Brin recently visited Arizona State University's Center for Science and the Imagination to discuss his thoughts about the future.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

David Brin - Predicting the Future with SF

Does Science fiction predict the future? Not necessarily, but science fiction does pose thought experiments, asking What if? And these thought experiments can motivate people to prevent a dark future from coming true. Tales such as Orwell’s 1984, Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, and Soylent Green were all powerful self-preventing prophecies, which gave us a glimpse of a future we wished to avoid.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

Science Fiction Horizons: David Brin on Science Fiction as Literature

Science Fiction Horizons: David Brin on Science Fiction as Literature | Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio | Scoop.it

Writer and futurist David Brin aruges for the academic validity of science fiction, as the literature best suited to expanding out horizons while explorng solutions to society's most pressing problems.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

David Brin: Interviews, speeches and rants -- on YouTube

David Brin: Interviews, speeches and rants -- on YouTube | Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio | Scoop.it

A collection of author readings, talks, speeches and rants by David Brin on science, science fiction...and the future.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GDB
Scoop.it!

Partially Examined Life Ep. 90: Guest David Brin on Science Fiction, Religion and Philosophy

Partially Examined Life Ep. 90: Guest David Brin on Science Fiction, Religion and Philosophy | Interviews with David Brin: Video and Audio | Scoop.it

What’s the point of thinking? Brin sees the future as a pressing threat, and Existence speculates that the reason we don’t see evidence of life on other planets is that no species survives its technological adolescence. The solution? We need to be smarter than our parents and work to give our kids the tools to be smarter than we are. In the book, the ultimate hope comes from a concerted effort to develop and diversify the coalition of Earth’s intelligent life, to make “humanity” encompass more than just the biological humans that we currently are.

 
more...
No comment yet.