DAVID BRIN is a scientist, speaker, technical, and consultant. He serves on advisory committees dealing with subjects as diverse as national defense and homeland security, astronomy and space exploration, SETI and nanotechnology, future/prediction and philanthropy.
Brin's scientific work covers an eclectic range of topics, from astronautics, astronomy, and optics to alternative dispute resolution and the role of neoteny in human evolution. His patents directly confront some of the faults of old-fashioned screen-based interaction, aiming to improve the way human beings converse online.
He is the author of several novels, including: Existence, Earth, The Postman (filmed in 1997), and Hugo Award winners Startide Rising and The Uplift War. His nonfiction book, The Transparent Society won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association.