Outbreaks of Futurity
9.2K views | +1 today
 
Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
Curated by Artur Coelho
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

0,01. Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality

0,01. Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The volume assembles the works of contemporary photographers for the purpose of lending visual evidence to the blatant discrepancy between people’s living conditions, which can be as fascinating as…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

So You Want to Be a Soviet Navy Political Officer

So You Want to Be a Soviet Navy Political Officer | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The term “Soviet political officer” aboard a warship during the Cold War conjures up images of an iron-willed dogmatist — in the style of The Hunt for Red October — at odds with the military officers entrusted with running a ship at sea. In reality, the job wasn’t tha
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

America's Latest Utopian Experiment

America's Latest Utopian Experiment | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A next-generation mountain town in Utah is following a long tradition of turning to design to change the world.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

Behind a $13 shirt, a $6-an-hour worker

Behind a $13 shirt, a $6-an-hour worker | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How Forever 21 and other retailers avoid liability for factories that underpay workers to sew their clothes.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

Coffee, Tea or Mach 3—Would You Like to Fly in a MiG-25 Business Jet?

Coffee, Tea or Mach 3—Would You Like to Fly in a MiG-25 Business Jet? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This story originally appeared on April 3, 2014. The Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat was many things. An interceptor, reconnaissance aircraft and a fast, high-altitude, record-setting bogeyman that scared the pants off Western air forces in the 1970s. But a MiG-25 business jet? Coffee, tea or vodka served by an Aeroflo
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

A Brief History of Book Burning, From the Printing Press to Internet Archives

A Brief History of Book Burning, From the Printing Press to Internet Archives | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it

As long as there have been books, people have burned them—but over the years, the motivation has changed
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

Josef Koudelka. Wall, portrait of a crime against the landscape

“Every day that I was there I didn’t see anything else but the wall, and I can tell you I couldn’t stand it longer than three weeks. I was so depressed that I needed to go away,” said Koudelka abou…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

The Death of the Future: From Final Frontier to Final Fantasy

The Western mentality during the Cold War was that since all the frontiers were conquered on Earth, our eyes now needed to be pointed to the heavens, to a "new frontier" that would give humanity's great triumphs and tragedies some sort of meaning in a new postwar world in which God's existence was, if not…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

Catalogue of the 68 competitive designs for the great tower for London (1890)

A catalogue showing the entries for a competition to design a new tower for London. The year previous, 1889, saw the hugely successful Eiffel Tower go up in the centre of Paris, and the good people of London, not to be outdone, decided to get one of their own.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

The Loveliest Living Fossil | News, Notes & Observations | Hoefler & Co.

The Loveliest Living Fossil | News, Notes & Observations | Hoefler & Co. | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

Boomers are news-illiterate couch vegetables stuck in front of their yelling, ad-saturated TVs

Boomers are news-illiterate couch vegetables stuck in front of their yelling, ad-saturated TVs | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A Pew Research study found that “younger adults are more likely than their elders to read the news,” but there are other ways of seeing the data. Overall, more Americans prefer to watch…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

The Last Time Propeller Planes Fought Each Other For Real

The Last Time Propeller Planes Fought Each Other For Real | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Forty-eight years ago, Dan Hagedorn was serving in the U.S. military at Fort Kobbe, Panama, when he learned that El Salvador had suddenly gone to war with Honduras. He soon witnessed Salvadoran students hurriedly boarding a plane home. In the new book The 100 Hour War: The Conflict Betwee
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

The Pentagon’s New Wonder Weapons For World Dominion

The Pentagon’s New Wonder Weapons For World Dominion | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Not quite a century ago, on Jan. 7, 1929, newspaper readers across America were captivated by a brand-new comic strip, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. It offered the country its first images of space-age death rays, atomic explosions and inter-planetary travel. “I was 20 years old,” World Wa
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

Oil Barrels Aren't Real Anymore

Oil Barrels Aren't Real Anymore | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Once a cask that held crude, the oil barrel is now mostly an economic concept. An Object Lesson.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

The Rise And Fall Of Tower Records |

The Rise And Fall Of Tower Records | | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“If you were cool, you were cool. If you were an asshole, then you got treated like an asshole.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

How the British Empire seized and sold tea - Futurity

How the British Empire seized and sold tea - Futurity | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The British Empire dominated the tea trade at every level, from planters, distribution, marketing, and more. But they couldn't get Americans to drink it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet. Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet. Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The essays are organized around two key figures: the Ghosts of long-gone creatures and wiped-out plants and the Monsters that both result from and bring about ecological disruption
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

What Would Happen in the Minutes and Hours After the US Invaded Canada?

What Would Happen in the Minutes and Hours After the US Invaded Canada? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Here’s a play-by-play of the unthinkable.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

Love and identification lie behind the dark urges of the mob – Elizabeth Lunbeck | Aeon Classics

Love and identification lie behind the dark urges of the mob – Elizabeth Lunbeck | Aeon Classics | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What explains the power of charismatic leaders? Elizabeth Lunbeck introduces Freud's classic on the nature of mass psychology
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

Why are humans so curious?

Curiosity seems to be a fundamental part of what makes humans tick, but where does it come from? Do we all have the same kind, or amount, of curiosity? What drives the inquisitive minds of people who can’t seem to stop asking questions about everything they encounter?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

Ciência e igualdade de género

Ciência e igualdade de género | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Publicação sobre arte e tecnologia com particular ênfase em narrativa e criatividade, coordenada por Nelson Zagalo.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

Tim Harford's bite-sized "Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy"

Tim Harford's bite-sized "Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy" | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Tim Harford (previously) is an economist with a gift for explaining complex subjects in simple, accessible terms: his latest book, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy, uses 50 short ess…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

Brzezinski : « Oui, la CIA est entrée en Afghanistan avant les Russes … », par Zbigniew Brzeziński

Brzezinski : « Oui, la CIA est entrée en Afghanistan avant les Russes … », par  Zbigniew Brzeziński | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Le Nouvel Observateur : L’ancien directeur de la CIA Robert Gates l’affirme dans ses Mémoires : les services secrets américains ont (...) [Réseau Voltaire]
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Coelho
Scoop.it!

The Uprising of the Global Middle Class

The Uprising of the Global Middle Class | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Economic progress and increased prosperity do not always buy more political stability.
more...
No comment yet.