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It's not that we know the future but we are interested in learning about current trends and how they may develop going forward.

DUE TO THE CORONA-VIRUS MN FUTURISTS MEETINGS ARE NOW ON-LINE USING ZOOM MEETING SOFTWARE. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE MEETINGS AS NORMAL AND WE WILL SEND YOU INSTRUCTIONS FOR JOINING THE MEETING THE DAY BEFORE THE MEETING.

What is your life going to be like 10, 20, 30 years from now? What is possible, probable, and preferable? How should you prepare? What will be the effects of trends that are developing now on your employment, your family, your health, and your community? How will advances in science and technology affect economics, politics, culture, society, business, geopolitics, and more? What are the challenges and opportunities?

These are the areas that are explored at meetings of Minnesota Futurists. If you are interested in how the world is developing and what that might mean for the future sign up for our Meetup and you will receive notices of upcoming meetings.

GENERAL AREAS OF FOCUS: Science and Technology | Sociology | Demographics | Economics | World Affairs | Ecology and the Environment | Genetics, Medicine and Health Care | Wealth and Power | Energy | Automation, and Robotics | Transhumanism I Information Networks

Who Attends Meetings? Anyone seeking a better future for themselves, their families, and society.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you look at past meetings you will see that it often shows that between 4-6 people sign up for most meetings. In actuality, between 12 and 20 people attend virtually every Saturday morning.

• Sign up for our MeetUp and you will receive notices of upcoming meetings

• Regular Meetings: Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 AM Virtually through Zoom.

Among the emerging technologies in which we are interested and have focused are [1] electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and driverless car technology, [2] clean-renewable alternative energy, [3] innovative farming techniques, [4] desalinization and purification of water, [5] nanotechnology, [6] 3D printing, [7] virtual and enhanced reality, [8] digital medicine, [9] neuroscience, [10] human-machine-cloud interfaces, [11] synthetic biology, genomics, genetic engineering, biotechnology, and biomedical engineering [12] automation-robotics-artificial intelligence [13] big data analysis coupled with "the internet of things" [14] drone technology [15] holographic technology [16] Computer technology [17] Graphene and Material Science [18] Transportation as a Service [19] Food and Materials as Software [20] Information networks and much more

Who are MN Futurists? Established in 1968, Minnesota Futurists a group of curious people interested in understanding the evolution and state of current social, cultural, economic, geopolitical, scientific, and technological trends and phenomena, and then considering [1] the probability of them persisting, accelerating, or regressing, [2] the probable and possible implications if they do, and [3] the future we prefer along with strategies and tactics for moving toward it.

Link to Discussion Board (https://www.meetup.com/MN-Futurists/discussions/)
Link to Instruction for Using Discussion Board (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f8kxvgeoZWIfflwq4Uf_14DLpDYWH4QW/view?usp=sharing)

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The failure of nuclear deterrence and the myth of nuclear winter on the future.

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