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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
Curated by Artur Coelho
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This Gleaming Monolith May Spawn the Next Space Shuttle

This Gleaming Monolith May Spawn the Next Space Shuttle | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This is the European Space Agency's test spaceplane, which is planned to go on a 100 minute mission without a crew on February 11. It will blast off from Kourou, French Guiana.
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Solving an Unsolvable Math Problem - The New Yorker

Solving an Unsolvable Math Problem - The New Yorker | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Yitang Zhang bided his time teaching calculus. Then he solved a hundred and fifty year-old math problem. Alec Wilkinson reports.
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Worried super rich 'plotting escape' in case people rise up against inequality

Worried super rich 'plotting escape' in case people rise up against inequality | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Hedge fund managers are buying up remote ranches and land in places like New Zealand to flee to in event of wide-spread civil unrest
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A Look Back at Apollo 16

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In early April of 1972, NASA was preparing to launch the Apollo program's 10th manned mission, Apollo 16—the fifth to actually land on the Moon.
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Returning Syrian Kurds Find Recaptured Kobani in Ruins

Returning Syrian Kurds Find Recaptured Kobani in Ruins | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Late last year, after months of assault by ISIS militants, many had given up the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani as lost. The fight continued through the winter, until earlier this week, when monitors and spokesmen for the the Kurdish People's Protection Unit announced that ISIS forces had been driven from Kobani.
Artur Coelho's insight:

bem vindos ao século xxi. não era suposto ser assim.

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Next Big Future: India nearing completion of a Predator Drone copy and a stealth bomber drone

Next Big Future: India nearing completion of a Predator Drone copy and a stealth bomber drone | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Russell Davies: We have been scrutinized

Matt's right, this bit is important. "The source of our legitimacy is the very different from their coiffed, Armani institutions. It springs instead (and I’m aware that I’m abandoning any modicum of modesty here) from honesty. In new media this...
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Things that didn't change much from the '80s • /r/Futurology

Things that didn't change much from the '80s • /r/Futurology | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Here is a list of things that I thought that barely changed from the 1980's. Feel free to debate or to add your own points. **Super...
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Next Big Future: DARPA developing code for drone wolf pack teams of six or more

Next Big Future: DARPA developing code for drone wolf pack teams of six or more | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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"drone wolf pack"? creepy.

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Neil Gaiman's Journal: Why defend freedom of icky speech?

Neil Gaiman's Journal: Why defend freedom of icky speech? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Artur Coelho's insight:

tl;dr: porque o meu icky speech é diferente do teu icky speech, e se começarmos a censurar todos os icky speeches quando dermos por nós não haverá nem icky nem speech. 

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BruceS — welcometobusinesstown: new #businesstown...

BruceS — welcometobusinesstown: new #businesstown... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
welcometobusinesstown:
“ new #businesstown resident: The Ghost Blogger /

*The color-coordinated gecko toe shoes are an excellent touch
Artur Coelho's insight:

sim, ghost blogging (ou ghost social media writer) é um emprego dos dias de hoje. 

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Davos: WPP boss says economic equality does not bring prosperity

Davos: WPP boss says economic equality does not bring prosperity | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Sir Martin Sorrell responding to IMF chief Christine Lagarde’s comments that gap between rich and poor was damaging global prosperity
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a cara dele diz tudo: "não sou suficientemente bilionário".

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Bad Graphic Design Puns For Designer In-Jokes

Bad Graphic Design Puns For Designer In-Jokes | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Spending hours laboring over an InDesign template can feel like thankless work, especially when your team of oh-so-gifted writers don't understand the concept of a word limit. But at least while you're shedding bitter tears for butchered layouts, these design puns will give you something else to groan about.
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These amazing photos are not special effects from a sci-fi film

These amazing photos are not special effects from a sci-fi film | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
All those fantastic special effects in Marvel's and other sci-fi movies are child play compared to something real like the Advanced Test Reactor core at the Idaho National Laboratory. The blue glow is caused by something called the Vavilov-Cherenkov radiation:
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What Real-Life Places Would Look Like With Futuristic Technology

What Real-Life Places Would Look Like With Futuristic Technology | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Today's future is tomorrow's retrofuture. Russian artist Evgeny Kazantsev added massive transport planes, delivery drones, hovering bridges, and more to real places all over the world - and even the moon.
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10 Unsettling Urban Legends from the Battlefields of History - Urban Ghosts

10 Unsettling Urban Legends from the Battlefields of History - Urban Ghosts | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Battlefields have their fair share of urban legends, from Phantom Cossack soldiers and Pippo to the chilling Corpse Factory, Perak and the White Tights.
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Tomorrow’s Technology Depends on Today’s Physics

Tomorrow’s Technology Depends on Today’s Physics | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Did you know that you already love physics? Consider the technology around you.

Your computer’s microchips were built from transistors using
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Science And Art Need Each Other, And Here's Why

Science And Art Need Each Other, And Here's Why | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The University of California's Fig. 1 YouTube series takes on the question of "Why Science Needs Art," breaking it down in less than a minute. Right brain, meet left brain!
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Are we ready for companies that run themselves? – David Morris – Aeon

Are we ready for companies that run themselves? – David Morris – Aeon | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Get ready for companies that run themselves. But will the autonomous economy set us all free, or just make the rich richer?
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Science for the people!

Science for the people! | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the 1970s, radical scientists thought they could change the world – if they could change science first. As told to Alice Bell.
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Memex 1.1 » Blog Archive » So what really lay behind Syriza’s victory?

Artur Coelho's insight:

For now make no mistake: this is going to become about sovereignty and democracy and the soul of the Eurozone.

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The Davos oligarchs are right to fear the world they’ve made

The Davos oligarchs are right to fear the world they’ve made | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Seumas Milne: Escalating inequality is the work of a global elite that will resist every challenge to its vested interests
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BruceS — *Comets have dunes.  Who the hell would have ever...

BruceS — *Comets have dunes.  Who the hell would have ever... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
*Comets have dunes. Who the hell would have ever imagined a dune on a comet? Thank goodness for the scientific method, which deigns to encounter reality.
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