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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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What our minds do when we see someone's body – Matthew Hutson – Aeon

What our minds do when we see someone's body – Matthew Hutson – Aeon | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What goes on in our minds when we see someone naked? The more we see of a person’s body the less intelligent they seem
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Inside the Former Soviet Union's Secret Nuclear Test Cities

Inside the Former Soviet Union's Secret Nuclear Test Cities | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Though it played out on the international stage, the arms race between the United States and the USSR took place mainly in rural, isolated parts of the world. The Americans tested their nuclear bombs on a desolate patch of Nevada. The Russians chose a barren polygon-shaped patch of what is now Kazakhstan.
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On the Greek Ferry Housing Libya's Government

On the Greek Ferry Housing Libya's Government | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The country's legislature has fled Tripoli and moved into a ship. It's not the first time boats from Greece have come to the rescue.
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FUTURE TECH: Fictional Devices That Became Reality - Comic Book Resources

FUTURE TECH: Fictional Devices That Became Reality - Comic Book Resources | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
FUTURE TECH: Fictional Devices That Became Reality - Inspired by the recent unveiling of the Apple Watch, CBR looks at some modern wonders that were once considered flights of fantasy and sci-fi fancy.
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o iphone como mother box? vejam lá bem o que é que andam a fumar...

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Tech Time Warp of the Week: The TVs That Gave People a Taste of the Internet in the '70s | WIRED

Tech Time Warp of the Week: The TVs That Gave People a Taste of the Internet in the '70s | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Internet TV is the new thing. Except that it’s really old. Before Apple TV, Google Chromecast, the Amazon Fire TV, and Netflix—even before the mid-’90s glory of Microsoft’s WebTV—televisions were plugging into data networks, providing a means of instantly grabbing digital goodies and communicating with people in distant places. Witness the video above, a news…
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How to Understand Your Computer - The New Yorker

How to Understand Your Computer - The New Yorker | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
You may not want to learn anything about code, but code is learning more about you every day; it understands you in ways you don’t understand yourself.
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How the World Will Actually End

How the World Will Actually End | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“The end of life on Earth will look a lot like early evolution of our planet, but in reverse.”
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The Dating Game: an Oral History of the Tinderverse | Playboy

The Dating Game: an Oral History of the Tinderverse | Playboy | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When the zipper became popular in the 1930s my grandmother once told me all the boys in town complained Zippers made too much noise in the movie theater. We have been told we...
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The Virgin Islands, Rewritten - The New Yorker

The Virgin Islands, Rewritten - The New Yorker | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A St. Thomas native's début revisits a Herman Wouk novel set on the islands, using the same setting and two of the same characters.
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Pirates! by Michael Dirda

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What we admire in pirates—at least our fictional pirates—is that they so enjoy their villainy.
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Faking a Holiday on Social Media « NextNature.net

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What is your favourite documentary related to futurology? • /r/Futurology

What is your favourite documentary related to futurology? • /r/Futurology | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
I've seen quite a few over the years, some about living forever, some about genetic modification, some about becoming an interplanetary species. Sadly...
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How Vladimir Putin Is Revolutionizing Information Warfare

How Vladimir Putin Is Revolutionizing Information Warfare | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How Vladimir Putin is revolutionizing information warfare
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"The point of this new propaganda is not to persuade anyone, but to keep the viewer hooked and distracted"

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Futurs ?

Futurs ? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
les moutons électriques, éditeur présente : Futurs ? : La science-fiction, dans sa version littéraire ou cinématographique, a depuis longtemps alimenté les visions technologiques en mettant en scène toutes sortes d’objets « futuristes ». Voitures volantes, vaisseaux spatiaux, stations orbitales et autres robots humanoïdes ont ainsi formé l’ossature de bien des récits. Pour autant, ces artefacts emblématiques semblent absents de notre vie de tous les jours, comme si l’avenir décrit depuis une soixantaine d’années était sans cesse repoussé. Ce qui n’empêche pas certains de continuer à répéter ces mêmes mythes, comme victimes d’une panne d’imaginaire.
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Pics or It Didn't Happen: The New Crisis of Connected Cameras

Pics or It Didn't Happen: The New Crisis of Connected Cameras | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
From celebrity nudes to Ray Rice’s domestic abuse to the ISIS bombings, an unresolved debate looms behind some of our biggest ongoing news stories.
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Declassified Documents Reveal US Plan for Alaska in a Russian Invasion

Declassified Documents Reveal US Plan for Alaska in a Russian Invasion | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In 1950, Cold War tensions ran high and government officials were terrified that Soviets would invade Alaska. Recently-declassified documents reveal the details of "Operation Washtub"—a joint FBI-Air Force plan to recruit Alaskans as "stay-behind" agents to gather military intelligence.
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The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things

The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
If the hype is to be believed then the next big thing is the Internet of Things. But is it what you think it is?
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The First Space Vessel Designed Entirely for Tourists

The First Space Vessel Designed Entirely for Tourists | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Right now, space tourism is just for the ultra-rich. But this experimental design for a cargo plane full of spaceships could make visits to low-Earth orbit part of everyday life.
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The Pornography of Jihadism

The Pornography of Jihadism | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What ISIS videos and X-rated movies have in common
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Our Recovering Ozone Layer Shows Politics Can Make A Difference

Our Recovering Ozone Layer Shows Politics Can Make A Difference | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Finally, some good news about our troubled atmosphere: A UN study shows that the ozone layer is displaying early signs of thickening after years of depletion. It's on the road to recovery — an achievement that scientists say is due to political will.
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How We’re Working Isn’t Working | WIRED

How We’re Working Isn’t Working | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In Message Not Received, I devote an entire chapter to the perils and limitations of email. This may leave potential readers with the impression that I despise email. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Hearing from a friend often puts a smile on my face. For someone like me, e-mail is a very valuable business…
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The American Scholar: Instant Gratification - Paul Roberts

The American Scholar: Instant Gratification - Paul Roberts | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
As the economy gets ever better at satisfying our immediate, self-serving needs, who is minding the future?
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To Truly Appreciate Modern Planned Cities, View Them From Above

To Truly Appreciate Modern Planned Cities, View Them From Above | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
While some of our modern cities are built over haphazard cowpaths, others are marvels of urban planning, with carefully plotted grids and streets radiating from the center. And we can see just how remarkable these cities are when we look down at them from above.
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The Instagram Generation - YouTube

"The 'Instagram Generation' now experiences the present as an anticipated memory" -Professor Daniel Kahneman Psychologist and Nobel Prize winner Learn More: ...
Artur Coelho's insight:

e é por isto que os fluxos de insta food porn e as selfies me fascinam. não é o interminável dilúvio de banalidades, é o inelutável impulso de fixar o momento fugaz em algo que nos parece mais duradouro que a pouco fiável memória neuronal mas que num fluxo digital constante acaba por se tornar tão ou mais fugaz do que a memória biológica. necessitamos de o fazer, e queremos fazê-lo com estilo e elegância.

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i think, therefore i (instagr)am. cyberpunk novelist j.g. ballard, predicted social media in i-D 27 years ago

i think, therefore i (instagr)am. cyberpunk novelist j.g. ballard, predicted social media in i-D 27 years ago | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
2014 may not resemble the sinister visions conjured by the dystopian literature of the mid to late 20th century, but that’s not to say none of its dark futurism has come true. Society may not have become as brutal and amoral as Burgess conceived, or as tyrannically governed as the picture Orwell painted, but our ever-growing obsession with documenting and curating every aspect of our lives online was something predicted on the very pages of i-D by esteemed and controversial cyberpunk author J. G. Ballard in The Fear Issue, No. 53, November 1987.
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