David Brin is not just an award-winning science fiction author. He's a visionary thinker and a true Renaissance man. With a unique blend of scientific expertise, literary prowess, and a keen understanding of our rapidly evolving world, David Brin brings a fresh perspective to every audience.

David Brin is a scientist, tech speaker/consultant, and author. His novels about our survival and opportunities in the near future include EARTH and Existence. A film by Kevin Costner was based on his book, 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. 

Speaking and advising about how science, technology and evolving values will affect our onrushing future, David has keynoted for IBM, Google, GE, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Price-Waterhouse, the Mauldin Group and Casey Research, all the way to think-tanks, Homeland Security and the CIA. An advisor to NASA's Innovative & Advanced Concepts program, David appears frequently on shows such as Nova and The Universe and Life After People. His first 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.  His  second, Vivid Tomorrows: Science Fiction and Hollywood (2021), explores the messages and clichés and memes that often go unnoticed, but help society shift under the influence of S.F. films.

With degrees from Caltech and the University of California-San Diego, Dr. Brin serves on advisory panels ranging from astronomy, NASA innovative concepts, nanotech, and SETI to national defense and technological ethics.

Visit his website davidbrin.com for more information.

Speech topics

A.I and the New Ultra-Tech

David Brin has keynoted events like IBM's World of Watson and GE's Whitney Symposium, offering "big picture" perspectives on artificial intelligence — the science, ethical quandaries and context for it all.  He will also cover what the future of augmented & virtual reality will bring, including new ways to interface, plus its use in creating vivid portrayals in fiction. David will also examine:

Scenes from 2042 — surfing the tsunami of change

Audiences seem eager to explore wide possibilities — dark and bright — for what challenges may confront us in the years ahead. Avoiding pat answers and sensationalism, David Brin covers a broad range of plausible tomorrows, both near and far, with the common theme that there will be change. The future will be what we make of it.

Surveillance & Sousveillance

Brin achieved international note with his famed book The Transparent Society: Will Technology Make Us Choose Between Privacy and Freedom? Hence David is often asked to speak of consult on matters security, privacy and the age of intrusive surveillance in our lives. As cameras get smaller, cheaper and more mobile — and new threats crowd in all around — is Big Brother on the horizon? Or will new technologies empower private citizens in unexpected ways? Against the popular trend of panic and secrecy, Brin urges calm, candor and openness, all the way to testifying in the U.S. Senate.

Creativity & Business Success

Because he has achieved success in several arts and sciences, David Brin is often asked how to spot opportunities and trends, and best take advantage of them... plus how to catch the mistakes we always kick ourselves for missing. He points out some of the ways we're already doing this... and a few tricks to enhance the trend. He also provides groups with Corporate Creativity Exercises designed to spur creative thinking, by challenging CTOs and others to work together in an ad hoc team, analyzing a major problem and fleshing out a solution in just 48 hours.


Vivid Tomorrows: On Science Fiction and Hollywood

Can science fiction—especially sci-fi cinema—save the world?

The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us To Choose Between Privacy And Freedom?

This daring book reminds us that an open society is more robust and flexible than one where secrecy reigns.


Here is multiple-award winning author David Brin's most important, most ambitious, and most universal novel to date—a blockbuster epic that transcends his already distinguished body of work in scope and importance.


Bestselling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept Science Fiction with Existence.

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