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The Prophets of Oak Ridge

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Last summer, three peace activists broke into a nuclear weapons site. A chain reaction followed.
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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The Dark Side of Design

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An experimental online exhibition hosted by the Museum of Modern Art explores the intersection of design and violence in a post-9/11 world.
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Immortal But Damned to Hell on Earth

Immortal But Damned to Hell on Earth | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The danger of uploading one’s consciousness to a computer without a suicide switch.
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Next Big Future: Trillions in military research and procurement means the Military is leading the way to the Science Fiction Future

Next Big Future: Trillions in military research and procurement means the Military is leading the way to the Science Fiction Future | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
NSA is on every computer. Businesses and the NSA can see every transaction and probably every email, tweet and voice message and all internet activity
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" NSA is on every computer. Businesses and the NSA can see every transaction and probably every email, tweet and voice message and all internet activity"

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How to mine Bitcoin on a 55-year-old IBM 1401 mainframe

How to mine Bitcoin on a 55-year-old IBM 1401 mainframe | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The IBM 1401 mines 1 block in 40,000 times the age of the universe, or 80 sec/hash.
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'Bodies are packages made to be opened': Shu Lea Cheang's 'I.K.U.' (2001)

'Bodies are packages made to be opened': Shu Lea Cheang's 'I.K.U.' (2001) | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Revisiting a cyberfeminist porn film that picked up where 'Blade Runner' left off.
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20 Incredible Images of Atomic Age Infrastructure

20 Incredible Images of Atomic Age Infrastructure | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This year, we saw top-secret photos of the birth of the atom bomb finally declassified. The photos of how the US government used that technology after World War II are just as interesting.
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The Eerie Boneyard Where Military Planes Go to Die

The Eerie Boneyard Where Military Planes Go to Die | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Where do planes go when they die? If they’re part of military history, they head to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group in Tucson, Arizona. It’s a storage and repair site for military aircraft, but it’s also a final resting place where you can find dilapidated Polish fighter jets and broken missile rails about to be destroyed.
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VIRTUAL ILLUSION: A visceralidade da imagem em movimento [adultos apenas]

VIRTUAL ILLUSION: A visceralidade da imagem em movimento [adultos apenas] | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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que estética fabulosa!

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The Evil Business Plan of Evil (and misery for all) - Charlie's Diary

The Evil Business Plan of Evil (and misery for all) - Charlie's Diary | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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isso, charles, dá-lhes ideias, dá...

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Listicles, aggregation, and content gone viral: How 1800s newspapers prefigured today’s Internet

Listicles, aggregation, and content gone viral: How 1800s newspapers prefigured today’s Internet | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
"Many 19th-century newspapers are comprised primarily of content from other newspapers."
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Using Lasers to Reveal the Secrets of Lost Civilizations | WIRED

Using Lasers to Reveal the Secrets of Lost Civilizations | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have increasingly turned to LiDAR to survey their areas of interest. Join us for a tour of some of the most stunning sites.
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2015 Internet Trends Report

KPCB’s Mary Meeker presents the 2015 Internet Trends report, 20 years after the inaugural “The Internet Report” was first published in 1995. Since then, the nu…
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Stardust by Freeman Dyson

Stardust by Freeman Dyson | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Dust plays an essential part, not only in the history of life, but in the history of the universe as a whole.
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Adult Swim makes virtual reality even weirder

Adult Swim makes virtual reality even weirder | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Virtual reality's notion of strapping a display to your head is already a bit weird by itself, but Adult Swim just took that strangeness to a new level.
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If you want a picture of the future, imagine a Roomba leaking pix of your home, forever

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a Roomba leaking pix of your home, forever | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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The Future Is A Confidence Trick

The Future Is A Confidence Trick | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Who saw that coming?  The return of the telegram?  Pretty much nobody.  The industry of futurism is bad at the future.
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"Who saw that coming?  The return of the telegram?  Pretty much nobody.  The industry of futurism is bad at the future."

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One step closer to a single-molecule device | KurzweilAI

One step closer to a single-molecule device | KurzweilAI | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Molecular diode (credit: Columbia Engineering) Columbia Engineering researchers have created the first single-molecule diode --- the ultimate in
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Anti-austerity parties soar in Spanish elections as Greece threatens default

Anti-austerity parties soar in Spanish elections as Greece threatens default | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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que estranha, essa incapacidade dos cidadãos em perceber que serem empobrecidos, precarizados e perderem direitos sociais é muito bom para eles. 

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Here's What the On-Demand Workforce Actually Looks Like

Here's What the On-Demand Workforce Actually Looks Like | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A new survey takes stock of the people on the ground who provide services like Uber’s and Instacart’s—as well as those workers’ needs and wants.
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America's trailer parks: the residents may be poor but the owners are getting rich

America's trailer parks: the residents may be poor but the owners are getting rich | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“Today there’s a huge number of poor people, and there’s more poor people like every day,”
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como enriquecer com a pobreza. dicas de lucro fácil para neo-liberais que não se importam de enlamear os sapatos engraxados: “Today there’s a huge number of poor people, and there’s more poor people like every day,”

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JF Ptak Science Books: Trying to Find the First Computers in Comic Books

JF Ptak Science Books: Trying to Find the First Computers in Comic Books | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
JF Ptak Science Books Post 2459 Fresh from the fields of a near-victory in trying to find the first time concentration camps were mentioned in a U.S. comic book (the story quickly told yesterday, here), today the question is about...
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Chinese Army newspaper calls for military role in Internet culture war

Chinese Army newspaper calls for military role in Internet culture war | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Claims West and "ideological traitors" use Internet to weaken Party's authority.
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