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2022 MEETINGS
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APRIL 13, 2021, "How the Body Produces Atibodies 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
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DECEMBER 8, 2021, "Over-the-Counter Hearing Aides"
Panel Discussion -  Video of the Meeting:
https://youtu.be/dR0OHpybqw0
Hand Out - Click Here

NOVEMBER 10, 2921, "
Digital Currency"
Presentation by George McKinney, with videos and links posted below
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g-AhUMZe7kYXATo1Nol1ftbZDNSnJms4gWQVoj2bT2Q/edit?usp=sharing

OCTOBER 13, 2021, "Junk Mail, How to Deal with it and Streamline Your Inbox"
Presentation by George McKinney
Slides from the presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wCxbEYpOkW2kCj461mvUGfT-V8BCQ8OMUZfufnu_Wc8/edit?usp=sharing
and useful links on the subject: https://youtu.be/1S69fAeWwYeEAiKH7nYKwRp5t_OWN_YkhAtUyzwHmeDM/edit?usp=sharing
Finally, Two links for the video of the presentation: https://youtu.be/bCVQOYySgmk.htm and
https://youtu.be/JtTRxiGYKPg.htm

AUGUST 11, 2021, "
How the Delta Variant of Covid Impacts Oakmont"  Presentation by Paul Gullixson, Director for Sonoma County"
https://youtu.be/BAEqVhYr5Kg

 The information on the California Vaccination record is here:https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XRGCs14M0K1FNxo63q8krLRfedcSouXeqckDneZMBkw/edit?usp=sharing

MAY 12, 2021, "Drought and Water Usage", Panel from Sonoma County Water (Barry Dugan);
Santa Rosa City Water (Claire Nordlie); and Santa Rosa Fire Dept. Paul Lowenthal)    
https://youtu.be/WjWV2X_ALGI

APRIL 14, 2021, "
Wildfire Preparation for 2021", Panel from PG&E, Santa Rosa Fire Department.
https://youtu.be/Qqw_CBvUiTU

 MARCH 24, 2021, "Distributed Energy and Microgrids", Panel from CPUC and Sonoma Clean Power,
https://youtu.be/48Hj4cxVaA0

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