What we're about

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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Is there a mushroom cloud in your future?

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Answer this question:

“What is the probability that Russia or anyone else drops a nuclear bomb on Ukraine or elsewhere sometime during the next decade?”

If your answer is more than 0%, attend the October 29th event. We will discuss the probabilities, the options for dealing with these probabilities, and our chances of avoiding this potential catastrophe.

The first 30 minutes of this event is when any attendee can bring anything they read or are concerned with that relates to the future to our attention. Then the event [90 minutes] will begin. If, at the end of 90 minutes, there is still energy to discuss this issue, we will continue for another 30 minutes.

There will be plenty of time for discussion.

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The Future of Space Exploration, Part II

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