COME TO THE NEXT MEETING OF THE MINNESOTA FUTURISTS

Are you interested in how the world is developing and what that might mean for the future?

The purpose of the Minnesota Futurists is to enable individuals to share an informed, serious dialogue on probable, possible, and preferable futures. Our members want to address how history, current trends, and innovations may affect the future across a broad array of areas.

Individuals attend from a variety of backgrounds, interests, and demographics.   They include but are not limited to sociologists, scientists, engineers, technologists, educators, students, and retirees. They are thinking people who seek a better future for themselves, their families and society.  It might appear that you need a technical background to benefit from and be of benefit to the group.  That is not the case.  Many of the members have no technical background whatsoever.  If topics like the ones listed below are of interest, you should check us out:

• Regenerative Medicine • Augmented Reality

• Future Technologies in Energy       • 3D Printing

• Future of the American Family       • Robotics and Automation

• A New Educational Paradigm         • How to Create a Mind

• Global Connectivity & Innovation • Future of Health Care Delivery

• The Future of Supercomputers • Artificial Intelligence

Here are a few links to short audios and videos that will give you a taste of the areas in which we are interested and actively discuss.  These are all great video clips.  The first one is of a very young mind thinking outside the box about energy.  The second one is on the future of our species given the changes taking place in genomics.  The third link actually gives you access to 12 hand-waving shut-up-and-listen talks about the future of the environment, crime, technology, government and the human race. The final link gives you 11 more amazing pictures of the future from 11 more cutting edge thinkers. Some are just audio.  Some are video.  All are extremely interesting.

http://www.ted.com/talks/taylor_wilson_my_radical_plan_for_small_nuclear_fission_reactors.html

http://www.ted.com/talks/juan_enriquez_will_our_kids_be_a_different_species.html

http://www.ted.com/playlists/126/the_big_picture.html

http://www.ted.com/playlists/85/what_does_the_future_look_like.html

Regular Meetings: Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 AM
Knights of Columbus Building - Meeting Room, 1114 American Blvd West, Bloomington, MN 55420

A $3 donation is recommended for each meeting for coffee and pastries.
Guests and first time attendees are free of charge

Info on The World Futurists Society is at www.wfs.org

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Established in 1969, Minnesota Futurists is the oldest existing chapter of The World Future Society.  If you are a generally curious person who wants to learn about trends and developments on the cutting edge of technology, science, medicine, sociology, geo-politics, etc. and would enjoy considering the likely and possible future based on those trends - we want to encourage you to join us for a few meetings.   We hope to meet you soon.
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