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Forums – regular meetings and Book Circles – meet at 6:30 at the Panera Bread Co. community room (875 Bethel Road).

Forum:  January 22, 2015  – –  Topic:  Personal Futures

For discussion: Topic:  Personal Futures – There have been many discussions about changes in the world around us – but how will all that external change affect us personally, and our family unit?  Watch this space for a possible announcement about a guest speaker, and for a list of readings to help lay the foundation for conversation on this intimate topic.

We look forward to seeing you and pursuing a unique discussion at this meeting of the Columbus Futurists!

 

New Futuring Resource:

The field of “big data”  is fascinating because it not only involves some of the newest of new technologies, but also promises to be the root of  broad scale change in field it touches.  Participating in those changes – and their benefits – requires first that countries around the world have access – starting with access to the most basic tools like the Internet and broadband, high-speed communications.  The World Economic Forum has assembled a detailed look – country by country – of the quality of their Internet and communications technology.  The report is free and and very accessible.  If you are interested in this field – the report will provie a wide range of detail for your analysis.

The Global Information Technology Report 2014  (The report is free and downloadable in print and PDF.)

Thanks to Chuck Coutellier for this link!

Make note:

Scheduled meetings for 2014 – 2015  (all meetings meet 6:30-8:30 at the Panera Bread Co. community room,875 Bethel Road):

  • Jan 22, 2015 – Topic: Personal Futures
  • Feb 19, 2015 – Topic: tbd
  • Mar 26, 2015 – Topic: tbd
  • Apr 23, 2015 – Topic: tbd
  • May 21, 2015 – Topic: tbd
  • Jun 18, 2015 – Topic: tbd
  • Jul 23, 2015 – Topic: tbd
  • Aug 27, 2015 – Topic: tbd
  • Sep 17, 2015 – Topic: tbd
  • Oct 22, 2015 – Topic: tbd
  • Nov 19, 2015 – Topic: tbd
  • Dec – no meeting
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