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Google Is Alive, It Has Eyes, and This Is What It Sees | Raw File | Wired.com

Google Is Alive, It Has Eyes, and This Is What It Sees | Raw File | Wired.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Sam Bland has spent a lot of time with Google Goggles. He's learned how it sees the world and how it communicates -- they play games together.
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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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The Truth About Hello Kitty - The New Yorker

The Truth About Hello Kitty - The New Yorker | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Mickey Mouse is not a mouse. If you look very closely at him, you can see that he wears gloves.
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Futurists on Twitter: An analysis of network centrality and authority

Futurists on Twitter: An analysis of network centrality and authority | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
To kick off a forthcoming series of network analyses, we have done an analysis of prominent futurists on Twitter. Click here to read more.
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Pyramid of Technology « NextNature.net

Pyramid of Technology « NextNature.net | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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10 of the Most Fantastical Burning Man Creations

10 of the Most Fantastical Burning Man Creations | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This week, an otherworldly gathering in the desert is taking place in the Black Rock Desert of Northern Nevada. A celebration of life, earth and all the incredi
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Is It Hysterical to Prepare for War With Putin?  

Is It Hysterical to Prepare for War With Putin?   | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
WARSAW, Poland—Over and over again—throughout the entirety of my adult life, or so it feels—I have been shown Polish photographs from the beautiful summer of 1939: The children playing in the sunshine, the fashionable women on Krakow streets. I have even seen a picture of a family wedding that took...
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BruceS — warrenellis: ...

BruceS — warrenellis: ... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
warrenellis:
http://www.doctorwhisky.com/gone-viral-shirt/
Image is about ten inches tall and professionally silk screened in toxic green glow-in-the-dark ink on 100% cotton black shirts.
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meme viral. done right,

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Juxtapoz Magazine - A New Kind of Beauty

Juxtapoz Magazine - A New Kind of Beauty | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
From 2008-2010, London-based photographer�Phillip Toledano�developed a body of work that focused on the extreme side of plastic surgery. Thr...
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What Lies Beneath Stonehenge?

What Lies Beneath Stonehenge? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A new Smithsonian Channel show reveals groundbreaking research that may explain what really went on there
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Humans With Amplified Intelligence Could Be More Powerful Than AI_ | Oddly_Even

Humans With Amplified Intelligence Could Be More Powerful Than AI_ | Oddly_Even | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it

Via Jean-Philippe BOCQUENET
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Exploring the Abandoned Victorian Passages of the First Channel Tunnel - Urban Ghosts

Exploring the Abandoned Victorian Passages of the First Channel Tunnel - Urban Ghosts | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Channel Tunnel between England and France opened in 1994, but few though that the first Channel Tunnel was a Victorian project abandoned in the 1880s

Via Ricardo Lourenço
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This Illustrator Makes $100K Selling Virtual Paintbrushes | Design | WIRED

This Illustrator Makes $100K Selling Virtual Paintbrushes | Design | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Illustrator Kyle Webster’s client list includes The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic, but last year more than half his income came through the sale of virtual paintbrushes. These digital tools allow artists to recreate the look of scratchy technical pens, flowing watercolor paints, and dusty pastels all within the pristine confines…
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'Mango, Mango!' A Family, a Fruit Stand, and Survival on $4.50 a Day

'Mango, Mango!' A Family, a Fruit Stand, and Survival on $4.50 a Day | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Douglas Haynes | Orion | Summer 2014 | 22 minutes (5,391 words) OrionThis Longreads Exclusive comes from the latest issue of Orion magazine—subscribe to the magazine or donate for more great storie...
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Digital tools have a mind of their own: yours

Digital tools have a mind of their own: yours | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Clive Thompson's says that there are three principal biases that today's digital tools introduce to human thought.
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The Secret German Scheme To Invade America Before The First World War

The Secret German Scheme To Invade America Before The First World War | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Nearly two decades before the onset of World War I, Kaiser Wilhelm II set his imperialistic sights on the Americas. But to establish a presence there, Germany would have to put the U.S. in its place. To that end, it devised not one, but three plans to attack and invade America. Here's how history could have unfolded very differently.
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BruceS — *There’s something to this, but if you take the...

BruceS — *There’s something to this, but if you take the... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
*There’s something to this, but if you take the trouble to hang out with actual futurists you’ll see that they don’t really do much of this… On the contrary, they’d glance at that image on the bottom...
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An American in ISIS's Retweet Army

An American in ISIS's Retweet Army | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How the extremist group turns social networks into echo chambers
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Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple's Mastery of the Media

Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple's Mastery of the Media | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.” “Feature for feature, it’s identical to iPad Air in every way." “Just avoid holding it in that way." Apple’s public relations (PR) department is probably th...
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Seven Days And Nights In The World's Largest, Rowdiest Retirement Community

Seven Days And Nights In The World's Largest, Rowdiest Retirement Community | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Boasting 100,000 residents over the age of 55, The Villages may be the fastest growing city in America. It's a notorious boomtown for boomers who want to spend their golden years with access to...
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Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program

Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For two years, the company has been working to build flying robots that can deliver products across a city in a minute or two. An Atlantic exclusive.
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Does It Help to Know History?

Does It Help to Know History? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
One lesson of history is that even doing the right thing rarely works out.
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These walking fish raised out of water on land help explain evolution

We know that hundreds of millions of years ago that fish left the water and eventually evolved into land animals. But what if we could see it happen right now? We sort of can. Scientists are raising fish to survive outside of water and to walk on land and they're changing right before our eyes.
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Scientists catch Schrödinger's cat with quantum physics

Scientists catch Schrödinger's cat with quantum physics | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Schrodinger's cat, the good ole thought experiment that's been twisting (non-Quantum physicist) brains for decades. Scientists might have just caught it.
Artur Coelho's insight:

ah, afinal há uma maneira de ver dentro da caixa. a física é implacável.

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Why We Walk

Why We Walk | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Adam Gopnik on the history, pleasures, and perils of bipedalism. “Why people walk is a hard question that looks easy.”
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Europe's Slow Surrender to Intolerance

Europe's Slow Surrender to Intolerance | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A seemingly small incident at a London supermarket suggests a deeper problem.
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Memex 1.1 » Blog Archive » Writing home

Memex 1.1 » Blog Archive » Writing home | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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