This message is for everyone, not just participants in the next meetup...
To help us prepare for our meetup, I think it might be a good idea to post some of our issues in the discussion section so that we can familiarize ourselves with them beforehand. It will be much more fruitful if we have a little time to digest the ideas and check the facts before we talk about them, and a little cross-fertilization might produce even more insights. Even if you can't make the meetup, check it out and share your ideas.
So give us a post - What are the great issues humankind will have to deal with in the coming years? What problems does our nation face that no one speaks of? Where are we going as a society or a species? Please contribute an idea or two and give some facts and links for the rest of us to check out.
I'll start us off with one of my concerns - the great meritocracy centrifuge
. (My posting runs a little long, but yours doesn't have to be.) ;-)
Looking forward to seeing you all,