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The Future (According to Corporations)

The Future (According to Corporations) | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Future scenarios should be thought of as being in perpetual draft form; they should be rewritten constantly and thought about critically -- always in the condition of workshopping.
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"Flatpack Futures"? 

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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Fightback against internet giants’ stranglehold on personal data starts here

Fightback against internet giants’ stranglehold on personal data starts here | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
With the Databox concept, scientists at British universities have begun an attempt to win back control of information about us, writes John Naughton
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Technologies that didnt exist in 2010 but do now. what else is coming in this decade? • /r/Futurology

Technologies that didnt exist in 2010 but do now. what else is coming in this decade? • /r/Futurology | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
**In 2000, none of these were mainstream; many didn't exist:** *High speed internet *Google *Google Maps *Netflix *Yelp *Kindle ...
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Drones Are Now Appearing on Afghan Rugs

Drones Are Now Appearing on Afghan Rugs | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Art imitates life as carpet-makers weave images of war into their creations.
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Inside the Bunker Where Soviets Kept Their Secret Stash of Nukes 

Inside the Bunker Where Soviets Kept Their Secret Stash of Nukes  | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
During the Cold War, Hungary was one of the westernmost allies of the Soviet Union. As a member of the Warsaw Pact, Hungary had to station a significant number of Soviet troops and military equipment on its territory. Now we've gone inside one of their most classified bases, and taken pictures.
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The Psychological Difference Between $12.00 and $11.67

The Psychological Difference Between $12.00 and $11.67 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Consumers are primed to see ".99," but prices that deviate from that format can affect the way they interpret the cost.
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Building Robots With Better Morals Than Humans

Building Robots With Better Morals Than Humans | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Bill Gates says he's concerned about the decisions machines of the near future will make once they outsmart humans.
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These amazing photos are not special effects from a sci-fi film

These amazing photos are not special effects from a sci-fi film | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
All those fantastic special effects in Marvel's and other sci-fi movies are child play compared to something real like the Advanced Test Reactor core at the Idaho National Laboratory. The blue glow is caused by something called the Vavilov-Cherenkov radiation:
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What Real-Life Places Would Look Like With Futuristic Technology

What Real-Life Places Would Look Like With Futuristic Technology | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Today's future is tomorrow's retrofuture. Russian artist Evgeny Kazantsev added massive transport planes, delivery drones, hovering bridges, and more to real places all over the world - and even the moon.
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10 Unsettling Urban Legends from the Battlefields of History - Urban Ghosts

10 Unsettling Urban Legends from the Battlefields of History - Urban Ghosts | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Battlefields have their fair share of urban legends, from Phantom Cossack soldiers and Pippo to the chilling Corpse Factory, Perak and the White Tights.
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Tomorrow’s Technology Depends on Today’s Physics

Tomorrow’s Technology Depends on Today’s Physics | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Did you know that you already love physics? Consider the technology around you.

Your computer’s microchips were built from transistors using
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Science And Art Need Each Other, And Here's Why

Science And Art Need Each Other, And Here's Why | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The University of California's Fig. 1 YouTube series takes on the question of "Why Science Needs Art," breaking it down in less than a minute. Right brain, meet left brain!
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Are we ready for companies that run themselves? – David Morris – Aeon

Are we ready for companies that run themselves? – David Morris – Aeon | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Get ready for companies that run themselves. But will the autonomous economy set us all free, or just make the rich richer?
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The future of humanity in one photo

The future of humanity in one photo | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Someone posted this photo on Reddit with this title: "So I got a glimpse of the future this morning..." And indeed, we are going to see this more and more in a near future. I am a big fan of virtual reality that can really fool your brain. I want to live in other worlds, but the consequences are not going to be pretty.
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esta é daquelas que deixa os tecnófobos felizes.... 

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Before Net Neutrality: The Surprising 1940s Battle for Radio Freedom

Before Net Neutrality: The Surprising 1940s Battle for Radio Freedom | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
To fully understand what’s at stake in the fight over the future of the Internet, you have to revisit another era.
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BLDGBLOG: The Electromagnetic Fortification of the Suburbs

BLDGBLOG: The Electromagnetic Fortification of the Suburbs | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
architectural conjecture :: urban speculation :: landscape futures
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Next Big Future: You want cheaper smartphones so Foxconn will use robots to make them

Next Big Future: You want cheaper smartphones so Foxconn will use robots to make them | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Next Big Future: China stole the F35 stealth but did not make a compromised fighter

Next Big Future: China stole the F35 stealth but did not make a compromised fighter | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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This Gleaming Monolith May Spawn the Next Space Shuttle

This Gleaming Monolith May Spawn the Next Space Shuttle | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This is the European Space Agency's test spaceplane, which is planned to go on a 100 minute mission without a crew on February 11. It will blast off from Kourou, French Guiana.
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Solving an Unsolvable Math Problem - The New Yorker

Solving an Unsolvable Math Problem - The New Yorker | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Yitang Zhang bided his time teaching calculus. Then he solved a hundred and fifty year-old math problem. Alec Wilkinson reports.
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Worried super rich 'plotting escape' in case people rise up against inequality

Worried super rich 'plotting escape' in case people rise up against inequality | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Hedge fund managers are buying up remote ranches and land in places like New Zealand to flee to in event of wide-spread civil unrest
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A Look Back at Apollo 16

A Look Back at Apollo 16 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In early April of 1972, NASA was preparing to launch the Apollo program's 10th manned mission, Apollo 16—the fifth to actually land on the Moon.
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Returning Syrian Kurds Find Recaptured Kobani in Ruins

Returning Syrian Kurds Find Recaptured Kobani in Ruins | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Late last year, after months of assault by ISIS militants, many had given up the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani as lost. The fight continued through the winter, until earlier this week, when monitors and spokesmen for the the Kurdish People's Protection Unit announced that ISIS forces had been driven from Kobani.
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bem vindos ao século xxi. não era suposto ser assim.

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Next Big Future: India nearing completion of a Predator Drone copy and a stealth bomber drone

Next Big Future: India nearing completion of a Predator Drone copy and a stealth bomber drone | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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