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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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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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A Giant, Fake City in the Middle of the Desert

A Giant, Fake City in the Middle of the Desert | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The mock metropolis is meant to have everything but people who live there.
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Thing Explainer

Thing Explainer | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Randall Munroe of xkcd is coming out with a new book called Thing Explainer.

Inspired by his popular comic, "Up Goer Five,
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Next Big Future: Americans worry about the Terminator Robot Apocalypse but what about a Japanese Sexbot Apocalypse ?

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David Cameron announces a new age of intolerance

David Cameron announces a new age of intolerance | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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bem vindos às democracias autoritárias.

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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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The Techno-Islands That May Replace the Maldives

The Techno-Islands That May Replace the Maldives | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
If the 350 thousand-odd Maldivians want to stay put, they may have to rebuild everything, starting with the ground they walk on.
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‘Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten,’ a Documentary, Revives Cambodia’s Silenced Sounds

‘Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten,’ a Documentary, Revives Cambodia’s Silenced Sounds | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The documentary “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll” sheds a light on the pop scene before the Khmer Rouge’s takeover in 1975.
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Imagining The Lab-Grown Food Of The Future

Imagining The Lab-Grown Food Of The Future | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Scientists are charging full steam ahead with building lab-grown meat, so that we can fulfil our burger cravings without the moral, environmental and economic costs of raising cows. But that raises an important question: what the hell would a lab-grown meal even look like?
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