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I suppose some people would think it depressing to see the puppetstringson which we all dangle, think that bad old science made the magic goaway. But in my experience, like I said, seeing the puppet strings is thefirststep towards cutting them and getting on with your life.

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Since 2004, David Brin has maintained a blog about science, technology, science fiction, books, and the future — themes his science fiction and nonfiction writings continue to explore.

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Short stories and novellas have different rhythms and artistic flavor, and Brin's short stories and novellas, several of which earned Hugo and other awards, exploit that difference to explore a wider range of real and vividly speculative ideas. Many have been selected for anthologies and reprints, and most have been published in anthology form.

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How could such a program ever begin? Who would — or should — monitor it? And would the goal — an Earth civilization filled with diverse and beautifully different minds — be worth the costs of getting there?

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Brin advises corporations and governmental and private defense- and security-related agencies about information-age issues, scientific trends, future social and political trends, and education. named him one of four , and he was cited as one of the top 10 writers . Past consultations include Google, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, and many others.

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It's one thing to portray this endeavor in fiction — the prospects, dangers and hopes for increasing animal (and possibly human) intelligence. But could it happen in real life? And if so, what are the ethical, biological, and political drawbacks?

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"Existence is a book that makes you think deeply about both the future and life's most important issues. I found it fascinating and I could not put it down."

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So... we're starting to get accustomed enough to this new century to want it to be different from the last, which is why I've expanded my "laboratory" to the real world, blogging ideas and topics that pique, fascinate, and infuriate.

Fact or Fiction?: Vaccines Are Dangerous - Scientific American

In Sheila Finch's (awarded the San Diego Book Award in the Youth Fiction category), teens yanked from 1999 must battle an alien menace — but how do you fight an enemy you can't bear to destroy?