David Brin is a scientist, tech speaker/consultant, and author.  His new novel about our survival in the near future is Existence. A film by Kevin Costner was based on The Postman. His 16 novels, including NY Times Bestsellers and Hugo Award winners, have been translated into more than twenty languages. Earth, foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and the world wide web. David appears frequently on shows such as Nova and The Universe and Life After People, speaking about science and future trends. 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. He can be found on his website (DavidBrin.com), on his blog (Contrary Brin) or on Twitter (@davidbrin). David first visited with us on Episode 190 - Contrary Space (published 7/23/2015).