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11 Big Tech Trends You'll See in 2013

11 Big Tech Trends You'll See in 2013 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Revolution in second-screen utility, big data dives, robots, embedded tech and more await us in 2013. Are you ready for it?
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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What does it take to make a stand for free speech? – Timothy Garton Ash | Aeon Essays

Throughout human history there have been individuals who have been ready to risk everything for their beliefs
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Converting B52 to Arsenal plane would increase air to air missiles available to a networked F35 from two to about 100 missiles

Converting B52 to Arsenal plane would increase air to air missiles available to a networked F35 from two to about 100 missiles | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Pentagon’s emerging “Arsenal Plane” or “flying bomb truck” is likely to be a modified, high-tech adaptation of the iconic B-52 bombe
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The Coming Confrontation with North Korea

The Coming Confrontation with North Korea | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Absent a major intervention, it is only a matter of time before North Korea increases its nuclear arsenal and figures out how to miniaturize its weapons for delivery by missiles of increasing range and accuracy. It is hard to overstate the risks were North Korea, the world's most militarized society, to cross this threshold.
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Totemic Elevator

Totemic Elevator | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
[Image: The Barakka Lift, Malta, by Architecture Project; Instagram by BLDGBLOG]. While in Malta last week, I stumbled on the Barakka Lift outdoor elevator, a project I’d written about here but had…
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TV Critics in 1960 Predicted the Rise of Donald Trump

TV Critics in 1960 Predicted the Rise of Donald Trump | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Half a century ago, media thinkers warned that the television revolution could create a candidate like the Republican nominee. They were right.
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Sub launched Blackwing UAV can control a swarm of unmanned robotic subs and other UAVs

Sub launched Blackwing UAV can control a swarm of unmanned robotic subs and other UAVs | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
AeroVironment, a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, announced the United States Nav
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It's Full of Stars — China Launches Its 2nd Space Station China has...

It's Full of Stars — China Launches Its 2nd Space Station China has... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
China Launches Its 2nd Space Station“China has launched its second space station in a sign of the growing sophistication of its military-backed program that intends to send a mission to Mars i
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America's Secret Cold War Mission to Build the First Chinese Computer

America's Secret Cold War Mission to Build the First Chinese Computer | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The head of the project hoped the machine would help bring about world peace.
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Remember When People Laughed at the ATLAS Robot When It Fell Over? WHO'S LAUGHING NOW?!

Remember When People Laughed at the ATLAS Robot When It Fell Over? WHO'S LAUGHING NOW?! | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Watching ATLAS evolve and master new skills is as fascinating as watching a child develop. Except the humanoid robot, seen here in the lab at Florida’s Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, is gaining new capabilities faster than any human should be comfortable with.
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Why the Pirate Party could end up running Iceland

With the Icelandic Pirates crushing it in the polls and set to form the next government of a sovereign, carbon-neutral, strategically located nation, it’s worth asking how a party whose two i…
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The Terrorism Tax hits Europe

The Terrorism Tax hits Europe | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This is big news. This is the first large scale demonstration that the "Terrorism Tax" I speculated about back in 2004, actually works. ______________ Liz Alderman at the NYTimes reported that terrorism is squashing Europe's first glimmer of recover
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3 Trends Appear in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2016 - Smarter With Gartner

3 Trends Appear in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2016 - Smarter With Gartner | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Are blockchain, smart machines, IoT and other emerging technologies on their way up or down the Hype Cycle?
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More Evidence Cars Will Never Be Sexy Again

More Evidence Cars Will Never Be Sexy Again | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Apple’s rumored takeover of McLaren is a symbolic final breath in the life of automotive desire.
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An intellectual revolution is coming, says Robert J. Shiller

An intellectual revolution is coming, says Robert J. Shiller | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Robert J. Shiller argues that an intellectual revolution is coming, which could challenge the economic implications of the nation-state.
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Mysterious Ocean Blobs Aren’t So Mysterious

Mysterious Ocean Blobs Aren’t So Mysterious | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The internet is awash with viral videos of bizarre, floating things that “baffle scientists." Not these scientists.
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The Sexist, Political History of Pockets

The Sexist, Political History of Pockets | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton wore a deceptively simple suit when she took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to accept the party’s nomination for president. Its impeccable tailorin
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Devotional Speleology

Devotional Speleology | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
[Images: Photo by BLDGBLOG]. I’ve been traveling around London, the Adriatic, and the Mediterranean Sea the past few weeks, doing research for a new book, and thus not really using the internet out…
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Lickspittle consigliere: how the super-rich abuse their wealth managers as loyalty tests

Lickspittle consigliere: how the super-rich abuse their wealth managers as loyalty tests | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Sociologist Brooke Harrington got her Trust and Estate Planning certification in order to study the super-secretive world of the wealth managers who are in charge of hiding the $21 trillion control…
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BruceS — *What civil war looks like when your neighbor the...

BruceS — *What civil war looks like when your neighbor the... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
*What civil war looks like when your neighbo
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How A Rogue 1950s Drone Fiasco Ended With 208 Rockets Fired At Southern California

How A Rogue 1950s Drone Fiasco Ended With 208 Rockets Fired At Southern California | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Aerial drones are a big deal now, especially the idea of drones potentially getting out of control and causing all sorts of shenanigans, some possibly dangerous. While aerial drone issues feel like a very modern problem, the truth is that airbone drones have been causing mischief since at least 1956. It would be pretty hard to beat the drone cluster-fudge of 1956 known as the Battle of Palmdale.
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Watch live: China to launch its second “Heavenly Palace” Thursday morning

Watch live: China to launch its second “Heavenly Palace” Thursday morning | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This smaller laboratory is a precursor to a full-size space station in the 2020s.
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Oil Rig Graveyard

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Discover Oil Rig Graveyard in Scotland: Where the sleeping monsters of Scotland's oil industry are left to rust.
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Sovereign Flocking Algorithms

Sovereign Flocking Algorithms | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
[Image: Flocking diagram by “Canadian Arctic sovereignty: Local intervention by flocking UAVs” by Gilles Labonté]. One of many ways to bolster a nation-state’s claim to sovereignty over a remote or…
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Everyone gets the future wrong: Lo and Behold movie review

Everyone gets the future wrong: Lo and Behold movie review | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Werner Herzog’s new documentary hits many of Ars’ sweet spots.
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