Chew the fat - Bring your own topics

Let's do a Sunday coffee klatsch to discuss various Futurist topics.  I have been attending a lot of Health Extension salons, so I can share some of the interesting ideas from there.  I have a tendency to be too negative, so I am also interested in talking about various optimistic forecasts for the future.  Bring your own topics to discuss, and come chew the fat with other futurists here in the East Bay.

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  • Richard

    I hope everyone enjoyed that at least half as much as I did.
    The books I mentioned were—
    "Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive", by Bruce Schneier (my review: http://bit.ly/182pUun)
    And—
    "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America", by Colin Woodard (more subversive U.S. history than futurist, but I brought it up).

    2 · November 17, 2013

    • Gabriel

      I did think he probably had lots of good points. But I doubt that *everything* in American politics can be explained by migration patterns.

      November 28, 2013

    • Richard

      Lol. Yeah, he missed a lot. Such as how mobility and the commonality of mass media has provided a homogenizing trend since WWII. But the insights are worth more than the oversights, to me.

      November 29, 2013

  • Micah

    Yeah, definitely good times had here. Look forward to the next one.

    2 · November 17, 2013

  • Richard

    Running a little late. Trying to make a run through Ikea, but it's full of Muricans! Creepy, zombie-like vacuity as they meander. Really wishing for the post-modern fast zombies, but they'te just a fantasy.

    November 17, 2013

  • Stanley G.

    Very much want to engage, however Sundays are family days for many. I recommend that a week night (mon-Thu) are proven to work best for maximum diversity and contribution. Hope you are publishing discussions and contributions! Best to all!

    November 9, 2013

    • Richard

      Also note, Scott, that you're timing conflicts with Dana's CogSci reading group.

      1 · November 16, 2013

    • Scott J.

      I know, I like Dana's group, but frankly there isn't much overlap there. I will try to attend his group next month.

      November 16, 2013

  • Richard

    I put a hunk of chat I've been chewing on up in the Discussion Message Board, on the chance anyone is interested in some pre-chewing.

    November 16, 2013

  • Traci P.

    This sounds super cool.. I will do my very best to make it. May bring a friend or 2.

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • Max

    Might be able to come for an hour, but I host my drawing group at 4. I'll try to stop by though!

    November 10, 2013

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