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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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The ISIS Economy: Crushing Taxes and High Unemployment

The ISIS Economy: Crushing Taxes and High Unemployment | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How the Islamic State uses economic persecution as a recruitment tactic
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Glorious Photos of TWA Terminal from the Golden Age of Air Travel

Glorious Photos of TWA Terminal from the Golden Age of Air Travel | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In October 1958, Pan American World Airways launched its first scheduled jet flight with the brand-new Boeing 707-120 from New York Idlewild airport, as it...
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How Economists’ Tribal Thinking Blinded Them to the Financial Crisis

How Economists’ Tribal Thinking Blinded Them to the Financial Crisis | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Experts around the world tend to look for patterns in the same limited number of places.
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The Alternate Universe of Soviet Arcade Games

The Alternate Universe of Soviet Arcade Games | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When you walk into the Museum of Soviet Arcade Games in St. Petersburg, the first thing you’ll see is a series of gray, hard-edged soda machines from the...
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"the most popular games were created to teach hand-eye coordination, reaction speed, and logical, focused thinking. Not unlike many American games, these games were influenced by military training, crafted to teach and instill patriotism for the state by making the human body better, stronger, and more willful."

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The Russian Town Where Startling Pollution Is a Way of Life

The Russian Town Where Startling Pollution Is a Way of Life | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Pollution has spawned horrific health problems among the town's 13,000 inhabitants. An Italian photographer went inside to share a story few have ever heard.
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What will PDAs look like in 2010? | Mobile | Geek.com

What will PDAs look like in 2010? | Mobile | Geek.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
While reading the latest digest of the Writing on Your Palm Yahoo! Group, I saw that Greg posted a link to an interesting Popular Science article showing off a futuristic PDA concept. The [...]
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Rude tourists in Kyoto receive politeness lessons

Rude tourists in Kyoto receive politeness lessons | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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são conselhos de bom senso em qualquer lado....

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Burning Man said to be "wealthy libertarian fantasy world" and cautionary tale

Burning Man said to be "wealthy libertarian fantasy world" and cautionary tale | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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A Preview of What's to Come: The Story of an Alaskan Village That Will Soon Be Underwater

A Preview of What's to Come: The Story of an Alaskan Village That Will Soon Be Underwater | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Residents of Newtok voted to relocate as erosion destroyed their land. But moving has been almost impossible.
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The Trucial Oman Scouts Was the British Army’s Last Desert Romance

The Trucial Oman Scouts Was the British Army’s Last Desert Romance | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For most people, the United Arab Emirates conjures up images of lavish, oil-funded lifestyles, luxury cars and oddly shaped skyscrapers. But fewer than 50 years ago, the country — then known as the Trucial States — was a harsh, undeveloped desert outpost of the British Empire, with few roads, no...
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Flying Girls: A Compendium of WW2 Airplane Pin-Ups

Flying Girls: A Compendium of WW2 Airplane Pin-Ups | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Since the Egyptians had their chariots, the Vikings had their ships and the Zulu warriors had their shields, man has been decorating his instruments of war
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Guy Debord, Asger Jorn: Mémoires (1958–) [French, English] — Monoskop Log

Guy Debord, Asger Jorn: Mémoires (1958–) [French, English] — Monoskop Log | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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JF Ptak Science Books: Futurama, 1939

JF Ptak Science Books: Futurama, 1939 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
[Image source: FUTURAMA. Published by General Motors, 1940. 24pp. Original wrappers. Provenance: the Pamphlet Collection, Library of Congress. ] The 1939 World's Fair in NYC famously exhibited a spherical attraction that exhibited a semi-robotic display of what the future would...
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Are Server-less Restaurants the Future of Dining?

Are Server-less Restaurants the Future of Dining? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Much like Amazon and Uber, automat eateries offer speed, efficiency, and a lack of human interaction.
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para quê gastar dinheiro com empregados, se os clientes podem fazer o serviço?

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California Uber drivers can join in class-action lawsuit

California Uber drivers can join in class-action lawsuit | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
California Uber drivers can join in class-action lawsuit
blogger-avatar by Roberto Baldwin | @strngwys | 20 hours ago

Uber Tops Taxis

Uber drivers are not employees of the ride hailing company. Instead they are contractors responsible for their own gas, vehicle upkeep and if anything happens to the driver or car while they are searching for a passenger, it's on them.
Artur Coelho's insight:

é por isto que o modelo da uber (e de toda a restante "sharing economy") é preocupante. o trabalhador faz o trabalho usando os seus meios e equipamentos, sem que a entidade assuma qualquer responsabilidade excepto ficar-lhe com boa parte dos proveitos do trabalho. imaginem, por exemplo, professores que têm de usar as suas casas e os seus materiais para dar aulas a alunos, dividindo as propinas destes com um colégio: "Uber drivers are not employees of the ride hailing company. Instead they are contractors responsible for their own gas, vehicle upkeep and if anything happens to the driver or car while they are searching for a passenger, it's on them."

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You Can’t Understand Security Without These Classic Works

You Can’t Understand Security Without These Classic Works | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Essential background material for helping you understand the worlds of security and government today.
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The Top Five Causes China Blames for Its Stock-Market Crash

The Top Five Causes China Blames for Its Stock-Market Crash | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
From journalists to hedge funds to the U.S. Federal Reserve
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This is Exactly What New Horizons saw Zipping by Pluto

This is Exactly What New Horizons saw Zipping by Pluto | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When the New Horizons spacecraft raced past Pluto this summer, it constantly snapped photographs both coming and going. This is exactly what it saw while zooming past the frozen dwarf planet. Whoa.
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How To Draw Mickey Mouse

How To Draw Mickey Mouse | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Unless you're looking at an officially licensed Disney tutorial you'd better put your pencils and your eyeballs away and stop looking at the screen, now!Just kidding, it's nothing more than an innocent comic drawn by a non-Disney artist, to be filed under "satire".This silly yet oh so true comic by Mauricio Abril shows the not so fun side of that empire Mickey Mouse built, and I know more than a few NeatoShop artists will totally relate to the punchline!-Via Laughing Squid...
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Uncanny Lover: Building a Sex Robot | Robotica | The New York Times - YouTube

Matt McMullen is developing a sex robot that uses technology to create the illusion of sentience. But is it enough to generate real emotions in its user? Pro...
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Next Big Future: Expandable space stations will be tested and proven in space within 12 months and then larger modules will increase space station size per cost by over ten times

Next Big Future: Expandable space stations will be tested and proven in space within 12 months and then larger modules will increase space station size per cost by over ten times | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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The Anthropocene Review, 2(2): When and How Did the Anthropocene Begin? (2015) — Monoskop Log

The Anthropocene Review, 2(2): When and How Did the Anthropocene Begin? (2015) — Monoskop Log | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Car Paleontology | Next Nature Network

Car Paleontology | Next Nature Network | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Cars - autonomous, self driving, uncontrollable - are bound to become the animals of the future.
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Fellow enjoys VR sex simulation so much he won't stop when asked to

Fellow enjoys VR sex simulation so much he won't stop when asked to | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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darwin awards: the long game.

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