The Brooklyn Futurist Meetup is a forum to discuss what the world might look like in ten years plus. Like the social and artistic Futurist movements of the past, we explore emerging trends that have the ability to transform our world.
Our events take place in Brooklyn where most members work or live. Topics are not Brooklyn-focused. They are open to attendees and speakers from anywhere. This is among the largest future-focused meetups.
Many people are concerned about our society's inability to think and plan more than a handful years into the future. This short-term perspective isn't enough as we move towards a faster, more interconnected, dynamic world.
The responsibility of examining such pressing questions is left to curious, intelligent, and dynamic people. Our Brooklyn Futurist Meetup covers a new long-term topic 4-6 times per year with presentations by guest speakers, followed by spirited yet respectful discussion. We encourage you to mingle with fellow attendees before and afterwards. Checkout our member profiles - you'll find an amazing array of entrepreneurs, contrarians, tech visionaries, big thinkers, creative types, media and more.
Our topics are unlimited. Past events looked at music, chocolate, women in innovation, sustainability, space commercialization, the Lowline, the Ocean, web privacy, 3D Printing and media. We're planning more exciting programs in culture, science, technology, education, startups, entertainment, commerce and societal relations. Your suggestions for topics, speakers, event formats, partners, perks and sponsors are welcome.
Videos of our Recent Events
(Thanks to Joly McFie - Internet Society NY Chapter):
The Lowline with Daniel Barasch:
The Oceans with Aaron Hirsh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pibxkl_lok8&list=UUHMgaalzS_Fv5uvh0U4ZLrw
Brain Science and the Military with Jonathan Moreno:
3D Printing & Manufacturing with Makerbot, Shapeways and D-Shape: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhk0Vb9wsfU&list=UUHMgaalzS_Fv5uvh0U4ZLrw
Web Privacy with Cole Stryker:
Mobile Technology – Member Presentations:
Women in Innovation - Part 1: https://vimeo.com/54396559
Part 2: https://vimeo.com/54607822 Password:meetup12
Our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/BrooklynFuturist
Articles About the Future:
Stay tuned for more futurist resources - books, videos, events - check out the "pages" tab.
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