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COME TO THE NEXT MEETING OF THE MINNESOTA FUTURISTS

DUE TO THE CORONA-VIRUS MN FUTURISTS MEETINGS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2020 AND PROBABLY APRIL IF NOT LONGER WILL BE HELD 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.

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

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 effect economics, politics, culture, business, geopolitics and more. What are the challenges and opportunities?

These are the areas that are explored at meetings of Minnesota Futurists. If you 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 up-coming 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

Who Attends Meetings? Individuals attend from a variety of backgrounds, interests, and demographics. We are thinking people who seek a better future for ourselves, our families and society.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you look at past meetings you will see that it shows that between 1-6 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 up-coming meetings

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

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" and more [14] drone technology [15] holographic technology [16] Computer technology [17] Graphene and Material Science and much more.

Who are MN Futurists? Established in 1968, Minnesota Futurists is the oldest existing chapter of The World Future Society. We are 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 those trends or phenomena 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.

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The Future of Law Enforcement in Minneapolis Neighborhoods

The Future of Law Enforcement in Minneapolis Neighborhoods: A Future of Citizen & Police, Coordination, Cooperation, Collaboration & Communication A month ago the Minnesota Futurist addressed the situation of Minnesota law enforcement. To do this we incorporate the Futurist’s tool. The Implication Wheel. See, http://orgs.gustavus.edu/ric/pdfs/Introduction%20to%20the%20Implications%20Wheel.pdf On the implications of defunding the Minneapolis Police force. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneapolis_Police_Department Three Pros and Cons of foot patrols https://www.efficientgov.com/public-safety/articles/3-pros-cons-of-police-foot-patrols-TlNWjcRXgySuveJW/ The implications from attendies were: 1. Collaborative & Cooperative police/citizen law enforcement 2. Increased personal relations 3. Input of multiple stakeholders 4. Training/education of all 5. Police Walk a beat 6. Higher density of Police 7. Increased supportive agencies 8. Network of responders 9. Reduction in Police 10. Police live in neighborhood 11. Involvement of block leaders 12. Reconsideration of Privacy 13. Police must represent neighborhood 14. Career Advancement, beat cop promotion 15. More Cooperation between groups 16. Fixed Patrol Boundaries 17. Increased funding Many of these could be strategies used to address creating a different approach to policing. As a group we voted on the reform strategies, and Collaborative Community Policing was the winner. So in this second session I am going to look at how it may be done utilizing the following actions: Increase personal relations between police and residents Emphasize building relationships regardless of race color or creed Increase education for residents Fixed patrol boundaries Police walk or bike or segue their beat, cars for patrol and response Police should live in neighborhood or like neighborhood Police should represent neighborhood in diversification Network of responders Increase number of responding agencies Responders should live in neighborhood Identification and interface of multiple stakeholders Include block leaders as stakeholders Meetings between block leaders inter and intra More cooperation between groups Reconsideration of privacy (there will probably be less) Career advancement e.g., a beat cop is promoted Local police in schools Please join us and give us your two-cents worth Brian K Toren APF Brian Toren is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: The Future of Law Enforcement in Minneapolis Neighborhoods Time: Jul 11,[masked]:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89072951998?pwd=Mk1ETHB5eWRONTF5WDc2b0VYZExkZz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,,,0#,,769261# US (Chicago) [masked],,[masked]#,,,,0#,,769261# US (Germantown) Dial by your location [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kd2BJ1TD7V

Deception and Deception-Detection: A Chronology From 3,800,000 BCE to 20XX CE

Deception and Deception-Detection: A Chronology From 3,800,000 BCE to 20XX CE An arms race between deception and deception-detection has been raging since forever. How has this influenced life? How will this influence life in the future? Join us this Saturday and find out Presente: William (Chris) Christofel

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