Transparent Society Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Privacy and Freedom?

ISBN-10: 0738201448

ISBN-13: 9780738201443

Edition: 1999

Authors: David Brin

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 5/7/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

David Brin is a scientist, writer, and public speaker. He was born in Pasadena, California, on October 9, 1950. Brin attended the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and later earned a doctorate at the University of California. He accepted a position as an engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company. Brin is a former fellow at the California Space Institute and serves on several government and nongovernment advisory committees dealing with issues involved with technological growth. Brin has lectured all over the world on such topics as space flight, ecology, and the search for extraterrestrial life. Brin deals with global warming, the destruction of the ozone layer, and pollution of Earth. His 1987 novel, The Uplift War, received the Hugo Award and the Locus Award. His novels have been translated into 20 languages.

Preface
A New World
The Challenge of an Open Society
The Age of Knowledge
Privacy Under Siege
Can We Own Information?
Minefields
Human Nature and the Dilemma of Openness
Lessons in Accountability
The War Over Secrecy
Road Maps
Pragmatism in an Uncertain World
Humility and Limits
Global Transparency
The Road of Openness
Notes
Follow-Up
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Author
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