Fanboy Planet Podcast Episode 550: A Conversation with David Brin!

Ric, Derek, David, Ric, Derek
Ric, Derek, David, Ric, Derek

Live from BayCon 2019, we interview American scientist and science fiction author David Brin! The Hugo, Locus, Campbell and Nebula Award winner discusses his views on the future, the past, and why it’s better to boldly go where no one has gone before is better than to fly around a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

Books referenced in the discussion:

The Life Eaters
The Postman
Star Wars on Trial
The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Technology and Freedom?
The Uplift Saga

Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) mentioned:

Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Sierra Club

Not mentioned, but dear to Fanboy Planet:

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
The Hero Initiative

UPDATE 5/31/2019: David Brin wrote more extensively about “Proxy Activism” on his blog here.

And, just for more information:

Mormon Transhumanist Association

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Featuring Derek McCaw and Ric Bretschneider
Recorded 5/25/2019
Published 5/29/2019

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When Ric Bretschneider isn't producing the Fanboy Planet Podcast, he obsessively collects geek activities. If you Google him, you'd swear you're looking at five different guys. A professional software developer for decades, your computer likely has at least one application he's worked on. He consults with individuals and groups on how to effectively present and engage an audience. Lately he’s been into pro and fan applications of e-communities and podcasting. When he has a moment, Ric reads books and comics, and plays analog board and card games. He's here to help people, it's what he does.