MEETING NOTES: Previews of future
meetings of the club and materials
taken from previous presentations.
GENERAL FUTURES TOPICS: What are
future trends in such areas as population,
energy, digital technology, and entertainment?
NEXT MEETING: COVID 19 MONTH
There will four weekly sessions in the month of August on the COVID 19 virus and the candidate vaccines designed to bring it under control.
Session 1 (August 5) - Understanding viruses
Session 2 (August 12) - Understanding Vaccines
Session 3 (August 19) - Candidate Vaccines for COVID 19
Session 4 (August 26 - Discussion\
MEDICINE: New medical advances
and their impact on society.
SMART DEVICES: New gadgets to enhance our lives.
AGING IN PLACE: We are looking at amazing
developments which can extend our time living
in our homes.
Welcome to the Oakmont Futures Club. Our objective is to provide a forum where we can stay current with important trends that will impact our lives and communicate those trends to other Oakmont residents.
The future has always had surprises for those who attempt to anticipate it, but we must anticipate the nature of the future or risk being overwhelmed by the accelerating rate of change we have experienced in the more recent past.
In one sense the future is here: we are under lock-down in Oakmont because of the Corona Virus Pandemic. Our regular meetings at the East Recreation Center cannot be held, but there is still a need for information relevant to our current situation. To meet this need we are now streaming presentations on Zoom.
Recordings of the videos and and hand-outs can be found on the Meetings page of this website. It is unknown when regular meetings of the club can be resumed
This site is under construction. The Meeting Notes page will include copies of recent presentations and handouts.
TRANSPORTATION: Self-driving cars,
advanced supersonic flight, and more.
PRIVACY: How can we preserve our security
and privacy in a future surveilence society?
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: A revolution
which will change all of our lives has just started
and will change everything.
VOICE, HEARING, AND MOBILITY: Sensory
and motor capacities weaken as we age but new developments can compensate and even enhance us.