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From Star Wars on Trial: My closing statement for the prosecution: a fun book where science fiction authors debate the ethics of Star Wars, in the format of a trial, some arguing for the prosecution, others arguing in its defense, to debate the charges.
The verdict? That’s up to you.
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My new posting examines the FBI vs Apple imbroglio and surprising implications. And the hackers who blacked out the Ukraine. And is Windows 10 covertly tracking your keystrokes? Come by for more on the central issue of our era.
On the Transparency Front – A New York Times article asserts that the blurry lines between foreign intelligence gathering and domestic surveillance are starting to vanish, altogether. “National Security Agency data will be s...
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Nice review of Insistence of Vision, my latest short story collection:
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Humanity's greatest gift and curse are one and the same -- our prodigious talent for delusion.
I've long maintained that humanity's greatest gift and greatest curse are one and the same - our prodigious talent for delusion. For believing things - passionately - that are belied by both logic and evidence. This is the w...
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There is superior evidence that counters your entertaining magical thinking. Remember, even fanciful rhetoric can't disguise degenerate convictions. Advancing a dogmatic creed in the face of incontrovertible evidence is the very definition of delusional.  

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/11/04/the-2015-election-tightened-the-republican-stranglehold-on-state-government/

http://www.spectrumlocationsolutions.com/pdf/Businesses-Leave-California-.pdf

The official seat of the European Commission, Council of the European Union, European Council and the European Parliament is under attack --

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35869254

C'mon.

Unfortunately, some readers my not take your screeds as satire.
   

#davidbrin   #satirist  
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On 3 – 14… a reflection on the beauty and usefulness of pi. 
Pi is an introduction to the extraordinary mystery of math, say some. Others say pi is not special and needs to be reformed.
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I've been asked to post online my recent story "The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss," which has been chosen for three "best-of 2015" anthologies... so here it is! Who asked? Well some of those planning to attend (and/or vote in) this year's World Science Fiction Convention! Also, it's a sampler-taste of the quality of storytelling you will find in my new collection, INSISTENCE OF VISION.  

http://davidbrin.com/tumbledowns.html
http://www.davidbrin.com/insistenceofvision.html
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A recent thread on Quora: Why do people like science fiction? The best science fiction looks at change as inevitable and studies it, boldly…
Answer (1 of 14): Some of science fiction's appeal is shared with other sorts of literature: if one of the aims of writing fiction is to explore the human condition, science fiction allows literature to explore that even further. Science fiction can place humanity in situations it cannot or has n...
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There is science fiction and there is science fiction and there is science fiction.  Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy is called science fiction but what science is in it?  Compare it to Clarke's A Fall of Moondust.
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A theme that has long entranced me is adolescence, and how we individually—or as a species—wrestle with the dilemmas of growing up. Of deciding to be responsible, even if barely in the nick of time. (Which is how nearly all teenagers finally do it.) We are picking up the Tools of Creation now, in real time. And the possibilities for blowing it—for burning our fingers or maybe burning down the lab—are all around us. The universe may not care if we make it. Or else, perhaps it is holding its breath, waiting for us to decide whether we truly want to be apprentice gods.
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Have you ever had that sense of déjà vu...? A feeling that you've experienced something before? Perhaps this isn't your first time around. Indeed, suppose that forgetfulness was part of the program. How would you recognize that you were living in a simulation? 
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Just posted: video from An Evening with the brilliant Freeman Dyson, in discussion with David Brin and astrophysicist Adam Burgasser at UCSD’s Arthur Clarke Center for Human Imagination 
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Small brains en masse: mesmerizing look at animals in motion  
A mesmerising confluence of biology, aesthetics and filmmaking, the ingenious nature photography of Dennis Hlynsky, professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, condenses frames of footage to reveal marvellous patterns in the activities of small creatures. The occasionally eerie effect shows the appearance of intricate trails in the wakes of insects and birds. Works of art in their own right, the clips also double as small-scale investigations...
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These views of our solar system are truly astounding...Enjoy!
Fog on Mars, storms on Jupiter and fiery flares on the Sun - vivid close up images of our nearest planetary neighbours.
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Every time I scroll past, my eyes struggle to make this a valley.
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Author of The Postman, Earth, Existence, The Uplift War, and The Transparent Society.
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Scientist, futurist and best-selling author. David Brin's novels include Earth, Existence, The Postman, and Kiln People, as well as Hugo Award winners Startide Rising and The Uplift War. The Transparent Society won a Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association.

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