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Science fiction no more: The perfect city is under construction

Science fiction no more: The perfect city is under construction | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Cities as technologically precise as a Formula One race car are being built now. Do we really want to live in them?
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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International Space Station Benefits for Humanity, 2nd Ed.

International Space Station Benefits for Humanity, 2nd Ed. | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
We may not know yet what will be the most important discovery gained from the space station, but we already have some amazing breakthroughs.
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It's Full of Stars — TIME’S BEST SPACE PIX The Orbital ATK Antares...

It's Full of Stars — TIME’S BEST SPACE PIX The Orbital ATK Antares... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
TIME’S BEST SPACE PIXThe Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with a Cygnus spacecraft onboard, suffered a catastrophic explosion moments after launch on Oct. 28, 2014, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facilit
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What a 19th-century rebellion against automation can teach us about the coming war in the job market

What a 19th-century rebellion against automation can teach us about the coming war in the job market | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Our friend and frequent Boing Boing contributor Clive Thompson has a piece in the January/February issue of Smithsonian magazine entitled “Rage Against the Machines.” He explores the 19…
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Four Futures: using science fiction to challenge late stage capitalism and Thatcher's "no alternative"

Four Futures: using science fiction to challenge late stage capitalism and Thatcher's "no alternative" | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Margaret Thatcher’s 1979 declaration that “there is no alternative” to neoliberal capitalism is more than a rallying cry: it’s a straitjacket on our imaginations, constraini…
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Hacking the Attention Economy – Data & Society: Points

Hacking the Attention Economy – Data & Society: Points | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For most non-technical folks, “hacking” evokes the notion of using sophisticated technical skills to break through the security of a corporate or government system for illicit purposes. Of course…
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How the Soviets in 1960 imagined 2017: Interstellar travel, underground cities, and socialism everywhere

How the Soviets in 1960 imagined 2017: Interstellar travel, underground cities, and socialism everywhere | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A Soviet filmstrip from 1960 has some pretty fantastic ideas about what 2017 would look like.
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10 Tech Trends That Made the World Better in 2016

10 Tech Trends That Made the World Better in 2016 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
2016 was an incredible year for technology, and for humanity. Despite all the negative political-related news, there were 10 tech trends this year that positively transformed humanity. For this “2017 Kick-Off” post, I reviewed 52 weeks of science and technology breakthroughs, and categorized them into the top 10 tech trends changing our world. I’m blown …
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Will America's Nuclear Weapons Always Be Safe From Hackers?

Will America's Nuclear Weapons Always Be Safe From Hackers? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The future arsenal will be networked, presenting unique security challenges for the U.S. Air Force.
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Enheduanna: A High Priestess of the Moon and the First Known Author in the World

Enheduanna: A High Priestess of the Moon and the First Known Author in the World | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The ancient Sumerian poet Enheduanna has a unique claim to fame: she was the first author in the world known by name. While there were previous instances of poems and stories written down, Enheduanna was the first to sign a name to her work. And what a
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Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to "check out" endangered titles

Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to "check out" endangered titles | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Two employees at the East Lake County Library created a fictional patron called Chuck Finley — entering fake driver’s license and address details into the library system — and the…
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China plans space missions to dark side of the moon and Mars and beyond

China plans space missions to dark side of the moon and Mars and beyond | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
China's ambitious and fast-growing space program is targeting a landing on the dark side of the moon by 2018, and reaching Mars before th
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China has test flight of an improved FC-31 Gyrfalcon stealth fighter

China has test flight of an improved FC-31 Gyrfalcon stealth fighter | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
China has tested the latest version of its fifth-generation J-31 stealth fighter The newest version of the J-31, now renamed the FC-3
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The Globalization Of The Movie Business And Hollywood’s Creative Low Point – Here’s The Link

The Globalization Of The Movie Business And Hollywood’s Creative Low Point – Here’s The Link | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
China has been buying up Hollywood assets as it develops its own movie industry. The idea is to be a global movie super-power, and given that Hollywood’s financial success now depends less an…
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Don’t Touch That Dial

Why attempts to improve AM and FM radio technologies tend to land with a thud—a thud no harder felt than with the FMX standard, circa 1989.
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Inside LAX's New Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Unit

Inside LAX's New Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Unit | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
If the airport’s experimental team succeeds, every critical infrastructure site in the world might soon have its own in-house intel operation.
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The Bird-Like Soviet Flying Machine That Never Quite Took Off

The Bird-Like Soviet Flying Machine That Never Quite Took Off | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Letatlin was ambitious, avant-garde, and very cool-looking.
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The Detective of Northern Oddities

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When a creature mysteriously turns up dead in Alaska—be it a sea otter, polar bear, or humpback whale—veterinary pathologist Kathy Burek gets the call. Her necropsies reveal cause of death and causes for concern as climate change frees up new pathogens and other dangers in a vast, thawing north.
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How Russians Imagined the Year 2017 In 1960

How Russians Imagined the Year 2017 In 1960 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How did the people of the Soviet Union expect to live in the year 2017? A filmstrip from 1960 shows that their expectations were pretty similar to the futuristic predictions of Americans. With a touch more Communism, of course.
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The Coming Jobs Revolution Will Be Historically Profound. Are Artists Ready For It?

The Coming Jobs Revolution Will Be Historically Profound. Are Artists Ready For It? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Many experts believe the biggest disruption in our lifetime is about to take place. Automation – robots and artificial intelligence – is  going to eliminate a significant number of curr…
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A Brief Economic History of Time

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Capitalism changed how humans perceive the passage of hours, days, and weeks. This made people more productive, but did it make them any happier?
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The Season of Burning Trucks

The Season of Burning Trucks | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Stories of GPS directions run amok are a dime a dozen these days: gullible travelers led astray by their iPhones or dashboard navigation systems, driving for hours into the desert night, straight i…
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Global Risks 2035: A pdf from a knowledgable author that you guys might find interesting. • /r/Futurology

Global Risks 2035: A pdf from a knowledgable author that you guys might find interesting. • /r/Futurology | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Every four years, a government think tank called the [Nationa
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A closer look at how amateur rocketeers plan to launch a human into space

A closer look at how amateur rocketeers plan to launch a human into space | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In an update, group says it has begun developing larger engines and a new capsule.
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Think Tech Is Blurring Fact and Fantasy? Just Wait

Think Tech Is Blurring Fact and Fantasy? Just Wait | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Are you questioning the validity of news sources and headlines lately? You’re not alone. As the end of 2016 is upon us, media's role in society has never been shakier. From social media bubbles to the fake news “crisis” and a spike in user-generated content, a new era of media experiences and consequences is impacting …
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