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The Future Is A Confidence Trick

The Future Is A Confidence Trick | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Who saw that coming?  The return of the telegram?  Pretty much nobody.  The industry of futurism is bad at the future.
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"Who saw that coming?  The return of the telegram?  Pretty much nobody.  The industry of futurism is bad at the future."

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One step closer to a single-molecule device | KurzweilAI

One step closer to a single-molecule device | KurzweilAI | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Molecular diode (credit: Columbia Engineering) Columbia Engineering researchers have created the first single-molecule diode --- the ultimate in
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Anti-austerity parties soar in Spanish elections as Greece threatens default

Anti-austerity parties soar in Spanish elections as Greece threatens default | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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que estranha, essa incapacidade dos cidadãos em perceber que serem empobrecidos, precarizados e perderem direitos sociais é muito bom para eles. 

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Here's What the On-Demand Workforce Actually Looks Like

Here's What the On-Demand Workforce Actually Looks Like | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A new survey takes stock of the people on the ground who provide services like Uber’s and Instacart’s—as well as those workers’ needs and wants.
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America's trailer parks: the residents may be poor but the owners are getting rich

America's trailer parks: the residents may be poor but the owners are getting rich | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“Today there’s a huge number of poor people, and there’s more poor people like every day,”
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como enriquecer com a pobreza. dicas de lucro fácil para neo-liberais que não se importam de enlamear os sapatos engraxados: “Today there’s a huge number of poor people, and there’s more poor people like every day,”

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JF Ptak Science Books: Trying to Find the First Computers in Comic Books

JF Ptak Science Books: Trying to Find the First Computers in Comic Books | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
JF Ptak Science Books Post 2459 Fresh from the fields of a near-victory in trying to find the first time concentration camps were mentioned in a U.S. comic book (the story quickly told yesterday, here), today the question is about...
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Chinese Army newspaper calls for military role in Internet culture war

Chinese Army newspaper calls for military role in Internet culture war | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Claims West and "ideological traitors" use Internet to weaken Party's authority.
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The New Aesthetic —  Nanex ~ Rise Of The Machines ~ 2006 - 2013 We...

Nanex ~ Rise Of The Machines ~ 2006 - 2013
“We processed a trillion records to create this video. For those not in congress, that’s 1,000,000,000,000. A thousand billions, or a million millions....
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Will robot pets replace the real thing? | KurzweilAI

Will robot pets replace the real thing? | KurzweilAI | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Sony's Aibo pet robot dogs. -- credit | Sony University of Melbourne animal welfare researcher Jean-Loup Rault, PhD says pets will soon become a luxury in
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What If You Didn't Have to Work for Money?

What If You Didn't Have to Work for Money? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.
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Where there is oil and gas there is Schlumberger

Where there is oil and gas there is Schlumberger | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
James Ball and Harry Davies: It’s ubiquitous in fossil fuel operations across the world, has more staff than Google, turns over more than Boeing, and is worth more than McDonald’s. Meet the oil world’s most secretive operator
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A Robot From The Future Reviews Tomorrowland

A Robot From The Future Reviews Tomorrowland | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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20 Incredible Images of Atomic Age Infrastructure

20 Incredible Images of Atomic Age Infrastructure | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This year, we saw top-secret photos of the birth of the atom bomb finally declassified. The photos of how the US government used that technology after World War II are just as interesting.
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The Eerie Boneyard Where Military Planes Go to Die

The Eerie Boneyard Where Military Planes Go to Die | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Where do planes go when they die? If they’re part of military history, they head to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group in Tucson, Arizona. It’s a storage and repair site for military aircraft, but it’s also a final resting place where you can find dilapidated Polish fighter jets and broken missile rails about to be destroyed.
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VIRTUAL ILLUSION: A visceralidade da imagem em movimento [adultos apenas]

VIRTUAL ILLUSION: A visceralidade da imagem em movimento [adultos apenas] | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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que estética fabulosa!

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The Evil Business Plan of Evil (and misery for all) - Charlie's Diary

The Evil Business Plan of Evil (and misery for all) - Charlie's Diary | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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isso, charles, dá-lhes ideias, dá...

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Listicles, aggregation, and content gone viral: How 1800s newspapers prefigured today’s Internet

Listicles, aggregation, and content gone viral: How 1800s newspapers prefigured today’s Internet | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
"Many 19th-century newspapers are comprised primarily of content from other newspapers."
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Using Lasers to Reveal the Secrets of Lost Civilizations | WIRED

Using Lasers to Reveal the Secrets of Lost Civilizations | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have increasingly turned to LiDAR to survey their areas of interest. Join us for a tour of some of the most stunning sites.
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Robotic news writers are faster, but not necessarily better

Robotic news writers are faster, but not necessarily better | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Robotic news editors promise to save the trouble of picking and writing news stories (and might put people like me out of work), but are they really read
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Walmart's new employee video really, really doesn't want you to unionize

Walmart's new employee video really, really doesn't want you to unionize | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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os patrõezinhos têm sempre o melhor interesse dos seus colaboradores em mente. sempre. vá lá, não sejam maus para os capitalista.

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Thank God: There’s Finally a ‘Fireplace’ for Private Jets | WIRED

Thank God: There’s Finally a ‘Fireplace’ for Private Jets | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
If the only thing holding you back from buying a private jet was the lack of a fireplace, get your wallet out.
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para que o 1% sinta aquele calorzinho a crepitar, pelos céus fora.

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The Plot Against Trains - The New Yorker

The Plot Against Trains - The New Yorker | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This week’s horrific Amtrak derailment renewed arguments about Americans’ failure to build for the common good.
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#algopop

#algopop | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Greetings Fellow Alienated Subject of Late Capitalism by Sam Lavigne
Sam Lavigne’s completed thesis consists of eight projects, many employing software automation and bot strategies to critique and...
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