This meetup was based on Omar's idea, and you'll find his full post in the discussion section.
Omar writes "Many of us are stuck in a vicious autopilot work-consume-sleep cycle, some others are in a complete trance. We hardly have the time to reflect on the high level state of our condition and where we are headed as a nation, or species for that matter. It would be a worthy exercise to sit down as a group and hash out the truly most pressing issues we are faced with today, and come up with a list of general topics that can serve a springboard for future discussions."
Let's schedule it for now for Monday the 17th at 7 PM at Kous Kous Morrocan Bistro*, (and if the poll indicates another day is better, then we'll change it).
And to use Omar's words once more, let's try to avoid the predictable dichotomies and camps. Bring a couple of your highest pressing issues, and maybe some facts to educate the rest of the group. Let's try to apply a think tank mentality and see what we can come up with when we contemplate some of the worlds most important problems.
*Just a reminder - Moumen, the owner, is actually a friend of the group and enjoys participating in our discussions, so he is very happy to have us there, and there's absolutely no pressure to make a purchase. I personally haven't bought anything there and he's quite okay with that. =)