David Brin is a scientist and author. His new novel about our survival in the near future is titled “Existence.” His 16 novels, including NY Times Bestsellers and Hugo Award winners, have been translated into more than twenty languages. Brin appears frequently on shows such as Nova and The Universe and Life After People, speaking about science and future trends. His 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.