UT Dallas student Matthew Fuller and I have launched the Dallas Transhumanists Meetup group for discussing books and videos on topics related to Transhumanism, Extropianism, H+, Cryonics, Life Extension, and the Singularity. For our first meeting on August 21st, we will discuss the first half of the book Youniverse: Toward a Self-Centered Philosophy of Immortalism and Cryonics by R.C.W. Ettinger.
Recently my wife Shannon started the Dallas Brights Family Meetup. It already has 55 parent members who are interested in bringing their children to the playgroup meetings and family-friendly outings. One of the topics we discuss is separation of church and school. See Shannon's recent blog entry on the Power Team as an example of what our children are exposed to as captive audience in our local public elementary.