Mark is taking a break for August, there will be no Future Salon this month. Happily, though, there is a Long Now Seminar scheduled for the usual Future Salon evening, so you all can get your heady conversation fix there. The speaker is Alex Wright, and the topic is Glut (specifically, of information).
I've also just become aware that there's a Palo Alto Future Meetup Group, originally named the Silicon Valley Strategic Foresight Meetup Group. It's not associated with Mark Finnern, or the Accelerating Studies Foundation; I actually suspect they're not even aware of the Future Salon. But their next meeting is Thursday, August 23, and the topic will be: What are your perceptions of the biggest, most important challenges facing the world in the next 10 years? Let's go introduce ourselves, and make some new friends! Visit Meetup for details, and to RSVP.
BTW, for those of you wondering, yes, I am still living in NYC. But I'll be in Berkeley next week, and will do my best to get down to Palo Alto by 7pm on Thursday.