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Commentary: Lust: A Hidden Influence on Foreign Policy | The National Interest

Commentary: Lust: A Hidden Influence on Foreign Policy | The National Interest | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
() “Many a good man has been put under the bridge by a woman,” states Charles Bukowski’s alter ego Henry Chinaski at the beginning of his novel, Women.
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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Portugal e Salazar Time Magazine 1946

Portugal e Salazar Time Magazine 1946 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Um artigo da Time Magazine em 1946 sobre Portugal e Abel Salazar.
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Photos of rotting WWII sea-forts

Photos of rotting WWII sea-forts | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Salim writes, "James Creedy hitched a ride with Project Red-Sands to take this set of photos from a these WWII era sea-forts."





They are gun platforms positioned on stilts in the shallow waters of the Solent.
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dieselpunk.

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The True Cost of a Burger

The True Cost of a Burger | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Only by including external costs, or “externalities,” can you arrive at the true cost of something. And cheeseburgers have externalities in spades.
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I Traveled to Palestine-Israel And Discovered There is no 'Palestinian-Israeli Conflict'

I Traveled to Palestine-Israel And Discovered There is no 'Palestinian-Israeli Conflict' | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Contrary to what's been reported in the news for years, there is no Israeli-Palestinian conflict. None, zero, zilch, diddly-squat. I can say with confidence that Palestinians have no agency....
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"there is no 'conflict,' only the omnipresent power of the Israeli government and those who resist it. This is important to understand."

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Kim Philby, Spies, and the Dangers of Paranoia

Kim Philby, Spies, and the Dangers of Paranoia | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Kim Philby’s high-level treason devastated Western intelligence. So did efforts to stop it from happening again.
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The real story behind Japan’s drone boom

The real story behind Japan’s drone boom | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For decades Japan has been the world’s playground for design innovation. But now it may become ground zero for the future of something far more hostile: military drones. The country has positioned itself as one of the unlikely players in the escalating global race for military drones, a move that's controversial both at home and abroad....
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How Soviet History Helps Explain Russia and the Crisis in Ukraine | Foreign Affairs

How Soviet History Helps Explain Russia and the Crisis in Ukraine | Foreign Affairs | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Ruling Russia: Authoritarianism From the Revolution to Putin. BY WILLIAM ZIMMERMAN. Princeton University Press, 2014, 344 pp. $29.95. Revolutionary Russia, 1891–1991: A History. BY ORLANDO FIGES. Metropolitan Books, 2014, 336 pp. $28.00.
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Joseph Stalin Quotes at BrainyQuote

Joseph Stalin Quotes at BrainyQuote | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Enjoy the best Joseph Stalin Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by Joseph Stalin, Russian Leader, Born December 21, 1879. Share with your friends.
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The rise of data and the death of politics

The rise of data and the death of politics | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Tech pioneers in the US are advocating a new data-based approach to governance – 'algorithmic regulation'. But where does this leave governments, asks Evgeny Morozov
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The Forgotten Internment

The Forgotten Internment | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When World War II threatened a remote chain of islands off the Alaskan coast, the indigenous Aleut people were displaced from their homes.
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Kepler's Dream - Analog projection device for 3D printed content

Kepler's Dream is an aesthetical investigation, exploring analog projection technology in the combination with computationally created content that is given a physical…
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isto é fantástico em tantos níveis...

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Reclaiming Our (Real) Lives From Social Media

Reclaiming Our (Real) Lives From Social Media | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How to wean yourself off social media, so your days can belong to you once more.
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The Moral Hazards and Legal Conundrums of Our Robot-Filled Future | Science | WIRED

The Moral Hazards and Legal Conundrums of Our Robot-Filled Future | Science | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Whether you find it exhilarating or terrifying (or both), progress in robotics and related fields like AI is raising new ethical quandaries and challenging legal codes that were created for a world in which a sharp line separates man from machine. Last week, roboticists, legal scholars, and other experts met at the University of California, Berkeley law school to talk through some of the social, moral, and legal hazards that are likely to arise as that line starts to blur.
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Misleading on Marriage: how gay marriage opponents twist history to suit their agenda

Misleading on Marriage: how gay marriage opponents twist history to suit their agenda | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Much of what you hear about the purpose of marriage is ahistorical. Lisa L. Spangenberg on what the institution was traditionally fit for.
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Didn't Read Facebook's Fine Print? Here's Exactly What It Says

Didn't Read Facebook's Fine Print? Here's Exactly What It Says | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
So, like every other one of the world's 1.28 billion monthly Facebook users, you blindly agreed to Facebook's Terms and Conditions without reading the fine print.
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Riding the Juggernaut That Left Print Behind

Riding the Juggernaut That Left Print Behind | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
To the extent that 21st Century Fox’s unrequited bid for Time Warner Inc. offered a crystal ball on the future of media, print doesn’t seem as if it will be much a part of it.
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Most Wearable Technology Has Been a Commercial Failure, Says Historian

Most Wearable Technology Has Been a Commercial Failure, Says Historian | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Given the hype around wearable technology like Google Glass, you might be surprised to learn that the wristwatch is still the most successful example of modern wearable tech. Over the past century, wearables have mostly been commercial failures. A new book from MIT Press explores this forgotten history.
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The Surprisingly Savvy Weird Al Internet Machine

The Surprisingly Savvy Weird Al Internet Machine | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Actually, really, truly, the music parody master's wild success can teach us something about media in 2014.
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"From outside, this seems a web-enabled precision video delivery operation, and evidence of some serious digital distributional forethought."

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Back to Baghdad: Life in the City of Doom | Politics News | Rolling Stone

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CONTRARY BRIN: The Moon Landing: 45 Years Later

CONTRARY BRIN: The Moon Landing: 45 Years Later | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Why We Should Be Careful About Adopting Social Robots

Why We Should Be Careful About Adopting Social Robots | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
VideoAlthough Jibo, designed by MIT professor Cynthia Breazeal to be the “world’s first family robot,” isn’t set to ship until 2015, folks are already excited about this little bot with a “big personality.” While there’s much to be said for Breazeal’s vision of “humanizing technology” so that the smart home [...]
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Ukrainian science fiction subgenre predicted current conflict

Ukrainian science fiction subgenre predicted current conflict | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For years, Ukrainian science fiction writers have been producing novels about a Russian takeover of Ukraine.


It's more evidence of science fiction's facility for predicting the present, reflecting back the day's anxieties and aspirations about technology and the future.
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sobre a capa, há que dizer que os parolos com o dedo no gatilho não distinguiriam um awacs de um antonov de um airbus de um mig de uma gaivota.

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Ghosts of Greenwood

Ghosts of Greenwood | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A reporter goes to Mississippi and encounters the echoes of family and the struggle for civil rights.
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The Children of Silicon Valley by Robert Pogue Harrison

The Children of Silicon Valley by Robert Pogue Harrison | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Our silicon age, which sees no glory in maintenance, but only in disruption, makes it extremely difficult for us to imagine how, in past eras, those who would change the world were viewed with suspicion and dread.
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Israel and Hamas Need Each Other

Israel and Hamas Need Each Other | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The two warring actors may hate each other, but they can't seem to live without each other either.
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no fundo, a guerra é uma indústria. motor da economia.

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