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  Three Maryland Colleges Make Forbes Top 100
Patch.comThree Maryland Colleges Make Forbes Top 100 Colleges ListPatch.comThe description said in part: “It is considered a “Public Ivy” institution, specializing in research, innovation and entrepreneurship. … Notable alumni include Google co-founder Sergey Brin, “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David and U.S. Congress House ...and more »
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 8:34 am
  TechBUZZ: Summer's Hottest Start-Ups -
TechBUZZ: Summer's Hottest Start-UpsMotley FoolThe Motley Fool can trace its humble beginnings to a shed behind David Gardner's house, where David and Tom posted answers to financial questions on Prodigy's and America Online's bulletin boards. Tech goliath Apple was born in a garage in Silicon ...and more »
Posted on 29 July 2015 | 1:54 pm
  China Builds Telescope To Find E.T.s,
Headlines & Global NewsChina Builds Telescope To Find E.T.s, Signals From The CosmosHeadlines & Global News(Photo : Twitter/David Brin). It seems that China will steal the thunder from the Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner-led consortium that aims to find extraterrestrials, as the Asian country announced that it is building the world's biggest radio telescope ...
Posted on 29 July 2015 | 10:48 am
  Altruistic Horizons: Our tribal natures, the
Institute for Ethics and Emerging TechnologiesAltruistic Horizons: Our tribal natures, the 'fear effect' and the end of ...Institute for Ethics and Emerging TechnologiesDavid Brin Ph.D. is a scientist and best-selling author whose future-oriented novels include Earth, The Postman, and Hugo Award winners Startide Rising and The Uplift War. David's newest novel - Existence - is now available, published by Tor Books." ...
Posted on 25 July 2015 | 1:11 pm
  Debating the search for alien life - CBC.ca
CBC.caDebating the search for alien lifeCBC.caDavid Brin is an astrophysicist and science fiction author. He understands Hawking's hesitations and he broke off his relationship with SETI in protest over their push to transmit messages into outer space without broader consultation. We reached David ...and more »
Posted on 24 July 2015 | 1:42 pm
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  In a cameras-everywhere culture, science
Science fiction writer David Brin calls it "a tsunami of lights" — a future where tiny cameras are everywhere, lighting up everything we do, and even predicting what we'll do next.
Posted on 11 April 2015 | 9:17 am
  CWA panel ponders ultimate question: Are we
At a public panel in Washington, D.C., this week, NASA's chief scientist, Ellen Stofan, said she believes we will have "definitive evidence" of life beyond Earth in the next 10 to 20 years.
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 5:38 am
  Old Venus
There are many folks who pick up collections of stories on the run, with the expectation of escaping briefly into a fast read while someone else moves them from place to place --- I’ve been there, done that a lot.
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 8:24 pm
  Living In A Free-Lunch World - Market
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 5:14 pm
  Gwynne Dyer: The risks of extraterrestrial
I like it because I hate the idea that the human race will never be able to go beyond this little planetary system.
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 4:52 pm
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  Is Our Universe a Fake?
Exploring a "whole-world simulation," I discovered, is a deep probe of reality. David Brin, sci-fi writer and space scientist, relates the Chinese parable of an emperor dreaming that he was a butterfly dreaming that he was an emperor. In contemporary ...
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 9:00 pm
  Debating the search for alien life
David Brin is an astrophysicist and science fiction author. He understands Hawking's hesitations and he broke off his relationship with SETI in protest over their push to transmit messages into outer space without broader consultation. We reached David in ...
Posted on 24 July 2015 | 6:46 am
  Are we winning anti-corruption war?
Also, a social critic, David Brin, said power corrupts, but actually it’s truer that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.” Corruption poses a serious development challenge. In the political realm ...
Posted on 22 July 2015 | 9:02 am
  Science fiction writer David Brin is pretty
In a Thursday post in the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology blog, scientist and science fiction writer David Brin opined that while there is money to be made in asteroid mining, the moon is not a profitable venue for such enterprises.
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 5:22 am
  Who Speaks for Earth? The Controversy over
Though dismissing Hawking’s fears of alien invasion as an “unlikely speculation”, David Brin notes that interstellar travel by small automated probes is quite feasible, and that such a probe could potentially do harm to us in many ways. It might ...
Posted on 19 February 2015 | 7:17 am
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  yorkg: Love this. David Brin - Could Our
yorkg: Love this. David Brin - Could Our Universe Be a Fake? https://t.co/f7lZiiKAvO via @YouTube
Posted on 2 August 2015 | 7:35 pm
  FanLit: From the archive: The Postman: A
FanLit: From the archive: The Postman: A powerful story about hope - The Postman by David Brin... http://t.co/MJgXiOVfjg
Posted on 2 August 2015 | 7:35 pm
  josephreisinger: @StartupLJackson
josephreisinger: @StartupLJacks*& @GraceCShaw @camer*&moll the dark side of David Brin's Transparent Society
Posted on 2 August 2015 | 7:35 pm
  icaromataicaro: THE 1989 ANNUAL WORLD'S BEST
icaromataicaro: THE 1989 ANNUAL WORLD'S BEST SF 1st Daw 783 The Giving Plague by David Brin http://t.co/lwc3HseM6T http://t.co/Yrml9kIU3C
Posted on 2 August 2015 | 7:35 pm
  vonhaller: On page 176 of 386 of The
v~*haller: ~* page 176 of 386 of The Transparent Society, by David Brin http://t.co/qgDaqcrO19
Posted on 2 August 2015 | 7:35 pm
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  Open Question: Books similar to "The
Hi all. I really love the arguments and warrants made by that book, however it is too outdated (1998) to use for the argument I want to make in Speech & Debate. He argues that government transparency is key to solving societal issues. Are there any similar and much newer publications I could seek out?
Posted on 20 June 2015 | 8:11 pm
  Open Question: Can anyone give me a summary
For the past month i've been trying to read this book for school and i keep getting lost in the ended side plots and characters so can someone give me a summary of the book and a quick rundown of the characters thanks!
Posted on 30 April 2014 | 4:11 pm
  Resolved Question: What are David Brin's
Based on his critiques for Star Wars and Fantasy, he seems to have a lot of liberal tendencies. I know that he vows for transparency and is against actions of Neo Cons and Plutocracies.
Posted on 7 April 2014 | 12:07 pm
  Resolved Question: What do you think about
Noted science fiction author David Brin wrote an essay about the distinction between skeptics and deniers. It's here: www.davidbrin.com/climatechange2.html . Any thoughts?
Posted on 1 December 2012 | 1:01 am
  Resolved Question: Several years ago, I read
... A Bruce Willis film from 2009? Am I watching an adaption of the book?
Posted on 23 May 2012 | 3:38 pm
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