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                                                               2023 - 24 MEETINGS

MARCH 9, 2023, "The New Chatbots, Meet ChatGPT"
Presented by George McKinney
Video Link: https://youtu.be/nm7D4GyH-4c

APRIL 12, 2023, "WHY DO YOU ENJOY PAYING PG&E SO MUCH MONEY?"
Presented by George McKinney
Video Link:  https://youtu.be/WYt-ahtv8uw

SEPTEMBER 13, 2023,
"How a Futurist Thinks About the Future"
Presented by Bruce Harsough
Video Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZkHWx6hRbg
Link to References Slide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SrOmTfbeomYF4i3PwMGkuaEmDWi8jgTroBe3qZCmp50/edit?usp=sharing

OCTOBER 11, 2023, "What's Next in Electrical Vehicles"
Presented by Bob Matreci
Video Link:
https://youtu.be/ZUj1Mw0wv1k

NOVEMBER 8, 2023, "Is it Time to Cut the Cord with Comcast I?"
Presented by George McKinney
Video Link: https://youtu.be/AtoGNMqu76w
Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1n4zuIspb7RpoViaL42I--D01Pzw60TGZ-1UyE8R5ddc/edit?usp=sharing

JANUARY 10, 2024, "Is it Time to Cut the Cord with Comcast II?"
Presented by George McKinney
Video Link to Meeting: https://youtu.be/DyOu0s-fmos
Links to other videos:The first was for Android/Chrome users:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY2UaK9jaKY
The second was for Apple users:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxQSnLJoz8k

FEBRUARY 14, 2024, "
Roof Top Solar Still Makes Sense"
Presented by George McKinney and three local Installers.
Video Link to Meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NMiTBCdgQo














2022 MEETINGS
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DECEMBER 14, 2022, "Life Enhancing Technology & Holiday Wish List Ideas"
Presented by Marilyn Pahr
Video: https://youtu.be/BtiAz8qVp4A

OCTOBER 12, 2022, The OVA Website, How to Use it and Where it is Going
Presented by Colin Hannigan, OVA IT Manager
Video: https://youtu.be/UQ3GlGuYp6M

SEPTEMBER 14, 2022, 
"The Inflation Reduction Act - Tax Credits and Rebates"
Panel: Joe Pundyk, Kimberly Beltran, Mike Pane, and Mike Canonico.
Video of Zoom Recording: https://youtu.be/DzPsUx0WWns
Presentation Slideshttps://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18RWojGRlNdvhrJSXZonwAh2BlHVxfQbO_HcIWCR4wqY/edit?usp=sharing
Page of Notes with links, presenter contacts, etc.:https://docs.google.com/document/d/11K9jGvlUpQSDW19D2UvFyrv7kuWJYa5Wt4XcGLwNM2s/edit?usp=sharing 

APRIL 13, 2022,
"How the Body Produces Antibodies and Their Use in Medical Treatments"
Presented by Professor Joseph Lin, Sonoma State.
https://youtu.be/KW5_iS2hoAA

MARCH 9, 2022, "The impact of Microgrids and Distributed Energy "
Discussion Presented by Ken Smith:
https://youtu.be/-h6dLUQZNrE

FEBRUARY 9, 2022, "Getting to Zero Carbon"
Panel Discussion - Video of the Meeting: https://youtu.be/w8K8XIC_vMc
Another Video on Related Topic "7 generations":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHg3enCCyCM

JANUARY 12, 2022, "New Directions in Car Safety" 
Lecture and Discussion. Presentation by Marilyn Pahr
Video of Presentation:
https://youtu.be/bQv2jzlkMvM


2021 MEETINGS

APRIL 13, 2021,



MARCH 10, 2021,
"Update on Oakmont Residential Solar Power", Presentation by Representatives From Tesla,
Northern Power, Synergy Solar, and Simply Solar.
https://youtu.be/QwfAlGWIdj4
NOTE: There is a Section on solar on the OVA website at:
https://oakmontvillage.com/article/category/committee/oerp/ 

FEBRUARY 24, 2021, "
Quantum Computers", Presentation by Mihir Parikh
https://youtu.be/mb1uxDDNSkw

FEBRUARY 10, 2021, "
CRISPR-cas: Modifying Our Genetic Future", Presentation by Dennis Drayna
https://youtu.be/jYzrJnYIiic
Also see his Sunday Symposium on Human Genetics at:
https://youtu.be/Tkd-hTyQZGw

JANUARY 27, 2021,
"The 2020 Russian "Super" Cyberhack", Presentation by Mark Randol
https://youtu.be/wj4594a3p74

JANUARY 13, 2021,
"Drones", Presentation by George McKinney
https://youtu.be/GmG34yza61M























  2020 MEETINGS

DECEMBER 2,2020: "Understanding mRNA Vaccines", Presentation by Joseph Lin of Sonoma State University
VIDEO:
https://youtu.be/g3YjA7573rQ

FEBRUARY 12, 2020, "Internet Security", Slide show of presentation by George McKinney
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14NxMZuRIEXdvV6jNqBGtx6cJJIkeDr-jOKjxD3MPpkE/edit#slide=id.p

MARCH 25, 2020, Presentation by George McKinney "Staying Current on COVID 19"
VIDEO: https://www.dropbox.com/s/g99v4txe1scnomv/Futures%20Presentation%20on%20COVID19%20March%2025%2C%202020.mp4?dl=0
HANDOUT: file:///C:/Users/HP/Documents/My%20IMS%20Projects/Mysite/Staying%20Current%20on%20COVID19a.pdf

APRIL 1, 2020, Presentation by Marilyn Pahr "Twitter"
VIDEO:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tjlgm2iivaon4it/Futures%20Club%20Video%20-%20April%201%2C%202020%20-%20All%20About%20Twitter.mp4?dl=0 
HANDOUT: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cb4kkjgfzhsvc9t/Twitter%20handout.pdf?dl=0

APRIL 8, 2020, Presetation by George McKinney "10 Things to do NOW for Fire Season"
VIDEO: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z41eu3yy31acvi5/10%20Things%20to%20do%20NOW%20for%20Fire%20Season.mp4?dl=0
HANDOUT: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lijjctZH3EVVZ-6vUI6V3jRU7ZW69LPDAb533OifO30/edit?usp=sharing
SLIDES: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1K2r8eY4rxrO5-JT9MbxHGF3aCCRqIdCKNs5V8bIP6TI/edit#slide=id.p

APRIL 15, 2020, Presentation by Bob Stinston "Batteries and Generators"
VIDEO: https://www.dropbox.com/s/aihkyet5eu2yots/Futures%20Club%20April%2015%2C%202020%20-%20Generators%20and%20Batteries.mp4?dl=0
SLIDES: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2lxmduhu1rg4zfp/Stinson%27s%204th%20Futures.pptx?dl=0
HANDOUT (Links): https://www.dropbox.com/s/55wukpx8p0aaadv/Links%20for%20April%2015%20Futures%20Presentation.docx?dl=0

APRIL 22,2020, Presentation by George McKinney  "Websites and Apps for the 2020 Fire Season"
SLIDES: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17jxSyFSTBOX6a0bQHq0dMUWrT1O3uCdmhiJQbtFXDwI/edit?usp=sharing
HANDOUT: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i6DfOfLOjlcnz6qqyG7e10e2yMEIlYWsRvnjagJ8vFg/edit?usp=sharing

APRIL 29, 2020, Discussion on "Websites and Apps for the 2020 Fire Season" This was a club discussion session and was not recorded.

MAY 6, 2020: Presentation by Bob Stinston on self-driving "Autonomous Vehicles"
VIDEO: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cjl0dr1tqakt51e/Autonomous%20Vehicles%20-%20May%206%20talk%20to%20Futures%20Club.mp4?dl=0
SLIDES: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jvhc3x31qweyfzp/Stinson%27s%20AV%20%20Draft%20%23%203.pptx?dl=0

MAY 13, 2020, GAMES! Presentations by Members:
VIDEO: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ite5o92iegy8k3p/Futures%20Club%20Meeting%20on%20Games.mp4?dl=0
HANDOUT: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h7n73enrsg8qt7h/Games%20Handout%20May%2013%202020.docx?dl=0
MAP OF GAMES: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1wirkag80umb84w/Options%20for%20Board%20Games.png?dl=0

JUNE 3, 2020: Short presentation by George McKinney and discussion by members on CVID-19 and Arificial Intelligence:
VIDEO: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cvliduhemhebhnd/AI%20and%20COVID%20-%20Futures%20Club%20Discussion%206.3.20.mp4?dl=0

JULY 22, 2020: The Next Generation of Internet Access - 5G and StarLink
VIDEO: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m2135650liin8zk/5G%20and%20StarLink.mp4?dl=0
SLIDES: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ToAbn4sBL0IqXR8PFoZhsaubrc5M1ReyfSy0MGbRYeo/edit?usp=sharing
HANDOUT: https://www.xfinity.com/hub/internet/10-ways-you-might-be-killing-your-home-wifi-signal

AUGUST 6, 2020: Part 1 - Understanding vaccines; Part 2 - Understanding the FDA process
VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVFggpv30D0</a>
Here are links to four articles which provide valuable background for this very importnt and relevant subject matter.
Two articles from high school biology:
https://www.khanacademy.org/science/high-school-biology/hs-human-body-systems/hs-the-immune-system/a/intro-to-viruses
https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/biology-of-viruses/virus-biology/a/evolution-of-viruses
And two articles from Stanford:
https://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2020/04/02/whats-a-virus-anyway-part-1-the-bare-bones-basics/
https://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2020/04/03/how-coronaviruses-infect-us-how-infectious-viruses-created-us/

AUGUST 12, 2020: Understanding Vaccines
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzC1F7zbmGI&t=1s
Additional links for supplemental materials: CLICK HERE

AUGUST 20, 2020: Candidate Vaccines
VIDEO: https://studio.youtube.com/video/Zs3LMMvUMTY

OCTOBER 21, 2020: Streaming Television by Marilyn Pahr and George McKinney
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF_tIdFG98A

NOVEMBER 4, 2020: Living with Fire, by Sasha Berleman
VIDEOS: https://studio.youtube.com/video/x1JbpRyFAVk/  and https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sfchronicle.com/california-wildfires/amp/Napa-and-Sonoma-are-burning-again-Here-s-why-15603924.php  password "nature"
ARTICLES: https://www.wired.com/story/west-coast-california-wildfire-infernos/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sfchronicle.com/california-wildfires/amp/Napa-and-Sonoma-are-burning-again-Here-s-why-15603924.php