Upcoming Events

Forums – regular meetings and Book Circles – meet at 6:30 at the Panera Bread Co. community room (875 Bethel Road). Also be sure to check out – and like –  “Columbus Futurists” on Facebook!

Forum: October 20, 2016

Topic: Predicting the Presidential Election

James Bach will return to share the results of the model some political scientists have used to predict the outcome of the election.  You may recall that James shared the results with us for the last two elections, and the model proved correct both times. What does the model say this year?  Is Donald Trump a Black Swan that renders the model and others like it moot or obsolete?

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting of the Columbus Futurists!

> Steve Millett’s New Book Now Published

We are very pleased to announce that Steve Millet’s latest book, American Ways: A Behavioral History of the United States with Expectations for the Future, has just been published.  For the moment, it is available only as an ebook, but a paper edition should be available shortly.  Steve once again wishes to thank the members of Columbus Futurists for their feedback on this manuscript.

2016 Forecasts: group project for the Columbus Futurists

Forecasting some key events and parameters for 20126 is the new group project for Columbus Futurists.  A short list of specific issues has been posted, and you can participate by sending your forecasts for any/all of the issues, along with a percentage presenting your confidence level.  Over the course of the year, we will review progress (and check events off the list as they occur).  You can send your forecasts to the Futurists email, and they will be added to the record, attached to the update post.  The original instructions are here, and the update is here.

Join us – and let’s see how accurate our forecasting can be!

Make note:

Scheduled meetings for 2016  (all meetings meet 6:30-8:00pm at the Panera Bread Co. community room, 875 Bethel Road):  (Also be sure to check out – and like –  “Columbus Futurists” on Facebook!)

  • October 20, 2016 – Topic: James Bach: Predicting the Presidential Election
  • November 17, 2016 – Geoengineering the Planet
  • December, 2016 – no meeting