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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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Should the Poor Be Allowed to Vote?

Should the Poor Be Allowed to Vote? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Voter-ID laws are part of a hoary American tradition holding that people who aren't economically independent can't make reasoned political choices.
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a democracia é uma coisa excelente, mas só se funcionar naquele sentido certo que os senhores que sabem entendem que deve ser- 

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Letter From the Editor: Confronting a New Breed of Internet Horror | WIRED

Letter From the Editor: Confronting a New Breed of Internet Horror | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Traffic in Bacoor, one of the Manila suburbs where low-wage workers have moderated Internet comments for US firms. Moises Saman/MAGNUM I haven't watched any of the ISIS beheading videos, and I don't plan to. At this writing there have been four, depicting the decapitations of two journalists, an aid worker, and a tourist. As The…
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What It Could Be Like to Live on Mars | WIRED

What It Could Be Like to Live on Mars | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Plans Courtesy of Blue Planet Research Bryan Christie Design I'd always wanted to visit Mars. Instead I got Hawaii. There, about 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa, sits a geodesically domed habitat for testing crew psychology and technologies for boldly going. I did a four-month tour at the NASA-funded HI-SEAS—that's Hawaii Space Exploration…
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Why People are Fascinated by Serial Killers

Why People are Fascinated by Serial Killers | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In trying to make sense of the darkest extremes of human behavior, the public turns murderers into myths and monsters.
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Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity | MIT Technology Review

Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity | MIT Technology Review | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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The internet isn't broken. It's asleep - Futurity

The internet isn't broken. It's asleep - Futurity | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In some parts of the world the internet "sleeps" during the course of the day. Recognizing that pattern might help experts react to true outages quicker.
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Archie predicts Oculus Rift and Virtuix Omni

Archie predicts Oculus Rift and Virtuix Omni | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The most viral images on the internet, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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coisas do arco da velha

coisas do arco da velha | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Automated content authorship by Philip Parker
Philip Parker patented a system that automates the creation of books and has over 100,000 books listed on Amazon ( I checked). Most of these seem like...
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Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Almost 2 Years In Orbit

Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Almost 2 Years In Orbit | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The U.S. Air Force's top secret X-37B Space Plane made a not-so-secret return to Earth this morning, landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after an impressive 674 days in orbit.
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5 Conspiracy Theories That Are So Dumb They're Brilliant

5 Conspiracy Theories That Are So Dumb They're Brilliant | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Here are five of the most ridiculously awesome conspiracy theories we've heard recently.
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Inside the Ebola Wars

Inside the Ebola Wars | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
As the epidemic widens, the virus is mutating. Geneticists are racing to keep up. Richard Preston reports.
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Welcome to Oculus XXX: In-Your-Face 3D is the Future of Porn

Welcome to Oculus XXX: In-Your-Face 3D is the Future of Porn | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In 2015, experts claim that consumers will be able to use Oculus Rift’s virtual reality technology to have simulated sex.
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Someone put Spotify inside this old cassette recorder

Someone put Spotify inside this old cassette recorder | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The above contraption may look like the kind of cassette player bygone teens used to use to create mix tapes, but it's not -- it's a Raspberry Pi-powered
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What It Took for SpaceX to Become a Serious Space Company

What It Took for SpaceX to Become a Serious Space Company | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It simply needed to disrupt Boeing and leapfrog NASA.
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Asas e barriga do KC-390 brasileiro têm a marca da engenharia portuguesa

Asas e barriga do KC-390 brasileiro têm a marca da engenharia portuguesa | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
O avião militar de carga da Embraer que é apresentado nesta terça-feira tem três módulos com a assinatura da engenharia aeronáutica de uma empresa portuguesa, o CEIIA. Pela primeira vez, foi possível desenhar, fazer cálculos, e acompanhar o fabrico de módulos sem se sair de Portugal.
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The real cyborgs - in-depth feature about people merging with machines

The real cyborgs - in-depth feature about people merging with machines | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Read about the pioneers of our “post-human” future and see how they're implanting technology into their bodies and brains.
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Controversial Religious Icon Barbie Exhibit Cancelled Due To Death Threats

Controversial Religious Icon Barbie Exhibit Cancelled Due To Death Threats | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Most religions take their iconic figures very seriously, and true believers don’t take kindly to people using their icons as the inspiration for products that could be seen as blasphemous. Artists Emiliano Paolini and Marianela Perelli discovered just how serious the Catholic Church takes their icons when the duo announced they were creating Barbie dolls based on popular religious figures.The proposed series would include Barbie dressed as the Virgin Mary, Kali, and the Virgin of Guad
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tempo de teia: Scratch: do MIT para Harvard... novos espaços, recursos renovados.

tempo de teia: Scratch: do MIT para Harvard... novos espaços, recursos renovados. | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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há aqui qualquer coisa que me está a escapar. harvard? file for later, para análise cuidada.

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HP calls time, will shut down webOS support on January 15th, 2015

HP calls time, will shut down webOS support on January 15th, 2015 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Still hauling that Palm Pre around without a care in the world? Sorry to say but there's a nasty surprise coming your way just after the holidays. HP has
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adeus, Palm OS. passámos bons tempos juntos, nos velhos tempos dos veneráveis palm professional, palm III e palm zire. 

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