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China Has Their Own Stealth Drone

China Has Their Own Stealth Drone | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This is China's stealth combat drone, an airplane that seems very similar to the American Northrop Grumman X-47B. The unmanned combat air vehicle was photographed while performing taxiing tests.
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LRB · John Lanchester · The Robots Are Coming: The robots are coming

LRB · John Lanchester · The Robots Are Coming: The robots are coming | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In 1996, in response to the 1992 Russo-American moratorium on nuclear testing, the US government started a programme called the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative. The suspension of testing had created a need to be able to run complex computer simulations of how old weapons were . . .
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Photography and the subatomic world collide in a new documentary

Photography and the subatomic world collide in a new documentary | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
First it was Andy Warhol's obsolete digital archives and then the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project. Now, the Hillman Photography Initiative's documen
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Reagan's Star Wars Missile Program Had Its Own Video Game

Reagan's Star Wars Missile Program Had Its Own Video Game | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Remember President Ronald Reagan's plan for space weapons in the 1980s? Today, it's little more than a punchline, but it used to be serious business. How serious? Video game serious. Yes, there really was an SDI video game, and thanks to the Internet Archive you can even play it.
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Is Kim Jong Un the Last Bad Bond Guy?

Is Kim Jong Un the Last Bad Bond Guy? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Add a crackdown on Christians helping North Koreans to Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un's most horrible hits.
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Mind-controlled drones promise a future of hands-free flying

Mind-controlled drones promise a future of hands-free flying | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
There have been tentative steps into thought-controlled drones in the past, but Tekever and a team of European researchers just kicked things up a notch.
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quando falo aos meus alunos de brain-computer interfaces, já lhes posso dizer que por cá também se faz.

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When A Newspaper Gave Blade Runner's Replicant Test To Mayor Candidates

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What if your city elected a Replicant as mayor and you didn't know it? There's only way to guard against this situation, and that's by administering the Voight-Kampff test to every single candidate during the mayoral election. One newspaper in San Francisco did that back in 2003, and the results were amazing.
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10 Books That Will Change How You See History

10 Books That Will Change How You See History | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
History doesn't have to be the stultifying grind you remember from high school. It can be shocking, and funny, and sad -- and even if you don't remember all the dates and faces, it can leave you knowing more about the world. Here are 10 popular history books that will change your view of reality.
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Drone footage of Russia's Air Force Museum shows a heaven for planes

All these fighter jets and war planes and attack helicopters are on display at Russia's Central Air Force museum just outside of Moscow. They're advanced killing machines. And yet this drone footage makes them look so peaceful, resting and hibernating in the Russian winter snow. It's as if we've stumbled upon a paradise for planes.
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Defensive architecture: keeping poverty unseen and deflecting our guilt

Defensive architecture: keeping poverty unseen and deflecting our guilt | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The spikes installed outside Selfridges in Manchester are the latest front in the spread of ‘defensive architecture’. Is such open hostility towards the destitute making all our lives uglier?
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RHIZOME.ORG

RHIZOME.ORG | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
transmediale 2015: Why we need spaces for art and tech beyond corporate influence
Photo: "Predict & Command: Cities of Smart Control." Photo: Katharina Träg.
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How Much Longer Before Companies Start To Run Themselves?

How Much Longer Before Companies Start To Run Themselves? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Increasingly powerful AI is poised to threatened many well-established professions. A strong case can be made that no industry or job is safe — including the upper echelons of corporate governance. The era is fast approaching when companies will be able to operate with virtually no human intervention. Here's how it will work.
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The MIT Science Club for Disabled Children

The MIT Science Club for Disabled Children | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the late 1940s, MIT, backed by funding from Quaker Oats, fed radioactive cereal to disabled children in the name of science.
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Inside The Roc's Lair | On Space

Inside The Roc's Lair | On Space | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The massive size of the carrier aircraft now in assembly at Mojave, California, for Stratolaunch Systems’s space launch program is apparent for the first time in these rare stills taken from footage shot for a recent news story by KGET 17, a Bakersfield TV station. One of the two enormous twin fuselage sections under assembly.
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ISIS's Hatred of Ancient Heritage Isn't Unique

ISIS's Hatred of Ancient Heritage Isn't Unique | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The tradition of iconoclasm goes all the way back to Abraham's destruction of idols.
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This Paint-By-Numbers Drawing Was The Very First Image From Mars

This Paint-By-Numbers Drawing Was The Very First Image From Mars | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
On July 14, 1965, Mariner 4 sent home the very first television pictures of Mars during its historic flyby. But instead of waiting for time-consuming image processing, impatient scientists created this awesome colour-by-numbers wall chart from the raw data.
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After Thousands of Years, Earth's Frozen Life Forms Are Waking Up

After Thousands of Years, Earth's Frozen Life Forms Are Waking Up | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What's happening in Siberia's thawing permafrost and Greenland's melting glaciers sounds borderline supernatural. Ancient viruses, bacteria, plants, and even animals have been cryogenically frozen there for millennia—and now, they are waking up.
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ah, que bom. isto não é o argumento do the thing?

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OldFutures, This is pretty epically awesome.  All of you...

This is pretty epically awesome. All of you should watch it. SpaceX and Elon Musk are making that scifi future that we’ve all dreamed about.
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15 Epic Photos of Buildings You'll Never Be Allowed to Enter | WIRED

Matt Emmett belongs to a British urban explorer community that keep tabs on these abandoned locations.
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Next Big Future: Finance goes from helping to hurting the economy when debt passes 100% of GDP

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Next Big Future: Obsolete Stealth Planes and Submarines likely to be replaced by drone carriers

Next Big Future: Obsolete Stealth Planes and Submarines likely to be replaced by drone carriers | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Interview: Bruce Sterling on the Convergence of Humans and Machines « NextNature.net

Interview: Bruce Sterling on the Convergence of Humans and Machines « NextNature.net | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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