Why the Sudden Activity in Space?
If you want to skip the appetizers and go straight to the main course queue up at about 7 minutes in.
David Brin speaking at The Planetary Society’s Planetfest 2012 conference, on Saturday, Aug 4th, 2012.
David Brin is an award-winning science fiction author and scientist. After graduating from Caltech in 1973 Brin went on to achieve a Masters of Science in applied physics and Doctor of Philosophy in space science. In the 80’s Brin started work on novels in his uplift universe. His second book in the series, “Startide Rising”, won both the Nebula and Hugo award for science fiction writing. His new book “Existence” leads with the hook, “Billions of planets may be ripe for life, even intelligence. So where is Everybody?”