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Year Zero: A History of 1945

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Not many people can remember the year 1945. For those of us who were born well after World War II, into a world governed, however imperfectly, by ent
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Private prisons are shrouded in secrecy. I took a job as a guard to get inside—then things got crazy

Private prisons are shrouded in secrecy. I took a job as a guard to get inside—then things got crazy | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This is the biggest investigation we’ve ever published.
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Is progress inevitable?

Is progress inevitable? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In his book on the history of human progress, Our Kind, anthropologist Marvin Harris asked in the final chapter, “Will nature’s experiment with mind and culture end in nuclear war?̶…
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A Love Letter To The F-14 Tomcat

A Love Letter To The F-14 Tomcat | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The F-14 Tomcat was a Cold War fighter first deployed in the 1970s. For over 30 years it served the US Navy with distinction, yet its greatest legacy is perhaps found not on the battlefield, but in the hearts of kids like me who grew up with certain cartoons, movies and video games.
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The Bizarre, Chaotic Geometry of a Frank Gehry Building in Progress

The Bizarre, Chaotic Geometry of a Frank Gehry Building in Progress | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Depending on how you feel about Frank Gehry’s work, this building in progress could either be fascinating, monstrous or a combination of both. But it’s hard to argue with the fact that seeing the b…
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This '50s Era Cartoon About Cars In The Year 2000 Is A Record Of A Forgotten Future

This '50s Era Cartoon About Cars In The Year 2000 Is A Record Of A Forgotten Future | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This charming little 1956 cartoon commissioned by the Automobile Manufacturers Association is interesting because it seems to have, at least according to some sources, lead to the development of the famous mid-century-future cartoon series the Jetsons six years later. The similarities are pretty striking, and the voice of George Jetson himself is even in this cartoon. Mostly, though, I’m interested in the cars here.
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Climate Change Will Ruin Air Travel 

Climate Change Will Ruin Air Travel  | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When the oceans start flooding up land from ice caps melting, good luck using a plane to GTFO.
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A Lot of Hard Work Stands Between India and Its Own Stealth Fighter

A Lot of Hard Work Stands Between India and Its Own Stealth Fighter | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In 2008, India’s Aeronautical Development Agency began developing a multi-role fighter to replace its large fleet of aging Jaguar, Mirage and MiG-23 fighters. The new project was tentatively dubbed the Medium Combat Aircraft — later revised to the Advanced MCA, or AMCA — to be produced domestically by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
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California City: The Half-Built Desert Metropolis of the Golden State

California City: The Half-Built Desert Metropolis of the Golden State | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It’s the third-largest city in California by land area but most people (including many in CA) have never even heard of this mostly-empty desert oasis, home to around 15,000 people. It’s…
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Japan’s first private rocket launch is a partial success

Japan’s first private rocket launch is a partial success | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) hasn't made a secret of their spaceflight ambitions; they aim to put humans on the moon before China. Bu
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prosthetic knowledge — Plastic Girls Short film by Nils Clauss explores...

Plastic Girls Short film by Nils Claus
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How to Get Away with Spying for the Enemy

How to Get Away with Spying for the Enemy | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How does someone get away with helping a foreign adversary? Writer Sarah Laskow digs into the gonzo story of an American acquitted of spying for the Soviets—even after he confessed to it.
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An important, lyrical, critical book about the future of "Smart Cities"

An important, lyrical, critical book about the future of "Smart Cities" | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Adam Greenfield’s new book Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life (previously) has scored an outstanding review from The Guardian’s Steven Poole, who calls it “a landma…
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"Homo Deus", de Yuval Noah Harari

"Homo Deus", de Yuval Noah Harari | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Publicação sobre arte e tecnologia com particular ênfase em narrativa e criatividade, coordenada por Nelson Zagalo.
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Why tech predictors are so terrible at the job

Why tech predictors are so terrible at the job | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Enjoy Michael Mullany’s review of the Gartner Hype Cycle, with all the things tech predictors got right and all the things they got wrong: “we’re terrible at making predictions.&#…
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Technology Is Breaking Everything We Know About Staying Safe

Technology Is Breaking Everything We Know About Staying Safe | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The age of life- and limb-threatening technology is upon us.
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Inside the Dugway Proving Ground

Inside the Dugway Proving Ground | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
George Frey, Getty images photographer, recently had the opportunity to visit the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground, a sprawling top-secret military facility in the Utah desert.
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SpaceX is launching a supercomputer to the International Space Station

SpaceX is launching a supercomputer to the International Space Station | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“If this experiment works, it opens up a universe of possibility.”
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BruceS — *Secretive international trade treaties; not just...

BruceS — *Secretive international trade treaties; not just... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
*Secretive international trade treaties; no
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The Hair Dryer, Freedom’s Appliance

The Hair Dryer, Freedom’s Appliance | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For a century, the device has promised more than dry hair. An Object Lesson.
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Here Are The Highlights Of Royal International Air Tattoo 2017

Here Are The Highlights Of Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Several Interesting Aircraft Took Part In This Year’s Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT). Held at RAF Fairford, on Jul. 14-16, RIAT 2017 brought to the UK a wide variety of interesting air…
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Smallest fully functional space probes now in orbit are precursors to interstellar chipsats | NextBigFuture.com

Smallest fully functional space probes now in orbit are precursors to interstellar chipsats | NextBigFuture.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Welcome to Our Global Censorship and Surveillance Platform

I recently ran into a European counter-terrorism expert who complained that it was getting very difficult to build a fake profile on Facebook. Every time his team tried to set up a fake profile, it was shut down i
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How We Really Tamed the Dog - Issue 50: Emergence - Nautilus

How We Really Tamed the Dog - Issue 50: Emergence - Nautilus | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Suppose you wanted to build the perfect dog from scratch. What would be the key ingredients in the recipe? Loyalty and smarts would…
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Breaking Into a Russian Military Base to See an Abandoned Soviet Space Shuttle Was Worth the Risk

Breaking Into a Russian Military Base to See an Abandoned Soviet Space Shuttle Was Worth the Risk | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Because any trip to see a Soviet shuttle is worth it as long as no one’s wearing handcuffs at the end.
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