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'Back To The Future' Car Making A Comeback

'Back To The Future' Car Making A Comeback | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Need to readjust a moment in time that would change the entire trajectory of generations of your family's lives? Now you can do so -- in an environmentally friendly way.
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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The Age of Misinformation

The Age of Misinformation | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft must recognize a special responsibility for the parts of their services that host or inform public discourse.
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Forget Mars—let’s go colonize Titan!

Forget Mars—let’s go colonize Titan! | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The book Beyond Earth says we’re looking too close to home for our space colonies.
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The Body Is Not a Computer—Stop Thinking of It as One

The Body Is Not a Computer—Stop Thinking of It as One | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When former DARPA chief Regina Dugan announced on stage last month that Facebook planned to build a brain computer interface to allow users to send their thoughts directly to the social network without a keyboard intermediary, it had all the Silicon Valley swagger of Facebook circa “move fast and break things.” With the same audacity that any other Facebook product might be announced, Dugan explained that the company hopes to have this revolutionary brain-hack ready to ship “within a few years.”
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Humans Accidentally Created a Protective Bubble Around Earth

Humans Accidentally Created a Protective Bubble Around Earth | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The interaction between radio transmissions and high-energy particles in space sometimes forms a shield around the planet, protecting it from dangerous cosmic phenomena.
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Architecture on Steroids in a Post-Soviet World

Architecture on Steroids in a Post-Soviet World | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
We wrote about Frank Herfort and his Russian Fairytales photo series earlier this month, but we just can't get enough of his stuff and wanted to share another one of his visual stories called "Imperial Pomp". Essentially an ode to architecture on steroids, whilst Frank was on his travels in some of
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French Mirage Fighters Turned Israel Into a Major Air Power

French Mirage Fighters Turned Israel Into a Major Air Power | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago, on May 19, 1967, the Mirage V made its first flight from Melun-Villaroche airfield in France. Within context of events that were to follow ever the next few weeks, this date marked the birth not only of the modern-day French military aviation sector, but also what ca
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The Dangers of Reading in Bed

The Dangers of Reading in Bed | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In 18th-century Europe, the practice was considered a menace to life and property, but mostly to morals. An Object Lesson.
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Fancy Prisons for Billionaires Are Reshaping the Manhattan Skyline

Fancy Prisons for Billionaires Are Reshaping the Manhattan Skyline | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
To be sure, the inmates of levitating dungeons like 432 Park and 56 Leonard believe they are being pampered.
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World's fastest camera can capture rapid molecular processes

World's fastest camera can capture rapid molecular processes | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Those high-speed cameras that capture over million or even over a billion frames per second have got nothing on Lund University's creation. The Swedis
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Why the Phrase 'Late Capitalism' Is Suddenly Everywhere

Why the Phrase 'Late Capitalism' Is Suddenly Everywhere | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
An investigation into a term that seems to perfectly capture the indignities and absurdities of the modern economy
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DJI grounded its drones in Iraq and Syria to lock out extremists

DJI grounded its drones in Iraq and Syria to lock out extremists | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The most recognizable name in drones has reportedly stepped in to help the United States in its ongoing war on terror. As The Register reports today
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The Soviets Made A Real Doomsday Device In The '80s And The Russians Still Have It Today

The Soviets Made A Real Doomsday Device In The '80s And The Russians Still Have It Today | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
During the Cold War, the world went MAD, which means "mutually assured destruction." The concept meant that if your nukes were deployed at my country, ours would automatically be deployed at yours. The technology developed for this fatalistic deterrence system is still around today, as far as we know. In the 1980s, the Soviet Union developed a "doomsday device" they called Система «Периметр», or Perimeter System. It came to be known as Dead Hand. But it was a state secret- th
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Crayola Gives The People What They Want: A New Blue Crayon

Crayola Gives The People What They Want: A New Blue Crayon | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
After Crayola announced it was retiring the yellow crayon Dandelion, the company said its replacement would be blue, but would it be a true blue? No, it's actually an accidental blue.
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prosthetic knowledge — SketchAR with Tango Technology Release of app for...

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Elon Musk's underground traffic tunnel looks like hyperspace

Elon Musk's underground traffic tunnel looks like hyperspace | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Elon Musk works fast. Just last month the Tesla CEO was showing off a concept video for how his solution to gridlocked traffic: a giant underground tunne
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What know-it-alls don’t know, or the illusion of competence – Kate Fehlhaber | Aeon Ideas

What know-it-alls don’t know, or the illusion of competence – Kate Fehlhaber | Aeon Ideas | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
One day in 1995, a large, heavy middle-aged man robbed two Pittsburgh banks in broad daylight. He didn’t wear a mask or any sort of disguise. And he smiled at surveillance cameras before walking out of each bank. Later that night, police arreste
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Africa is urbanising without globalising - CapX

Africa is urbanising without globalising - CapX | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A few days before Christmas, I had the most tense journey to an airport of my life. I was in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where I had been reporting on the end of President Joseph Kabila’s term (he had refused to step down, despite being constitutionally limited to two terms). My …
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Skydiving From the Edge of Space

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How Alan Eustace, a Google engineer on the edge of retirement, broke the world record for high-altitude jumping
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Translate between Charles Babbage's computing jargon and modern terminology

Translate between Charles Babbage's computing jargon and modern terminology | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
If you’re intending to build an analytical engine with a six-sided prism to run Charles Babbage’s weird cardboard vaporware program, you will need some help with Babbage’s notes, …
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How to get your kicks in the hermit kingdom of North Korea – Laya Maheshwari | Aeon Ideas

How to get your kicks in the hermit kingdom of North Korea – Laya Maheshwari | Aeon Ideas | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The 2,000-seat auditorium was packed. Well-dressed women rushed to their seats; the clacking of their heels reverberated around the hall. Men, scrambling in front of different stalls to buy beer and chocolates, became rowdier as the start of th
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Lessons From Isaac Asimov's Multivac

Lessons From Isaac Asimov's Multivac | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It isn’t too late to stop technologies from further destabilizing fragile democratic institutions.
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Scientists Create the Most Successful Artificial Womb Yet

Scientists Create the Most Successful Artificial Womb Yet | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Among modern medicine's achievements, one of the most dramatic has been a steep reduction in infant mortality. Yet, even today, there are exceptions. Babies born prematurely often have to battle to stay alive. Our best technology isn't enough. Scientists recently took a small step towards changing that. A team of doctors from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia …
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