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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Why We Walk

Why We Walk | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Adam Gopnik on the history, pleasures, and perils of bipedalism. “Why people walk is a hard question that looks easy.”
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Europe's Slow Surrender to Intolerance

Europe's Slow Surrender to Intolerance | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A seemingly small incident at a London supermarket suggests a deeper problem.
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Memex 1.1 » Blog Archive » Writing home

Memex 1.1 » Blog Archive » Writing home | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Hypersonic Gliders, Scramjets, And Even Faster Things Coming To China's Military

Hypersonic Gliders, Scramjets, And Even Faster Things Coming To China's Military | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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The Most Amazing Lie in History

The Most Amazing Lie in History | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How a chicken farmer, a pair of princesses, and 27 imaginary spies helped the allies win World War II.
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New Statesman | Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep by Jonathan Crary: Sleep is a standing affront to capitalism

New Statesman | Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep by Jonathan Crary: Sleep is a standing affront to capitalism | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When hungry digital companies measure success in "eyeballs" is sleep the last remaining zone of dissidence, of anti-productivity and even of solidarity?
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Longform's Picks of the Week

Longform's Picks of the Week | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The best stories from around the world.
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News

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Northrop Grumman News Articles
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Sysadmin Posters - Imgur

The most viral images on the internet, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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Dresden Public Art View 2014: So sehen Gewinner aus

Dresden Public Art View 2014: So sehen Gewinner aus | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
REBEL:ART ist das internationale Medium und Netzwerk f�r Culture Jammer & Adbuster, Hacktivisten & Net Aktivisten, Street Artists & Street Vandalen, Post-Dadaisten & Retro-Neoisten, notorische Nervensägen & subversive Störenfriede.
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Sale of the century: the privatisation scam

Sale of the century: the privatisation scam | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Privatisation promised to turn the UK into an island of small shareholders. It failed: the faceless state bureaucrats have been replaced by faceless (better-paid) private bureaucrats – and big foreign corporations. How did we get to this point, asks James Meek
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The Strange World of Koko, Kanzi, and the Decline of Ape Language Research

The Strange World of Koko, Kanzi, and the Decline of Ape Language Research | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Last week, people around the world mourned the death of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams. According to the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, California, we were not the only primates mourning. A press release from the foundation announced that Koko the gorilla—the main subject of its research on ape language...
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Madame Claude and Her High-Profile Client List: John Kennedy, de Gaulle, and Onassis

Madame Claude and Her High-Profile Client List: John Kennedy, de Gaulle, and Onassis | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Those who knew the enigmatic Frenchwoman recall how she turned prostitution into
a luxury trade, stood trial in Paris in 1992, then vanished—seemingly forever.
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This Illustrator Makes $100K Selling Virtual Paintbrushes | Design | WIRED

This Illustrator Makes $100K Selling Virtual Paintbrushes | Design | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Illustrator Kyle Webster’s client list includes The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic, but last year more than half his income came through the sale of virtual paintbrushes. These digital tools allow artists to recreate the look of scratchy technical pens, flowing watercolor paints, and dusty pastels all within the pristine confines…
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'Mango, Mango!' A Family, a Fruit Stand, and Survival on $4.50 a Day

'Mango, Mango!' A Family, a Fruit Stand, and Survival on $4.50 a Day | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Douglas Haynes | Orion | Summer 2014 | 22 minutes (5,391 words) OrionThis Longreads Exclusive comes from the latest issue of Orion magazine—subscribe to the magazine or donate for more great storie...
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Digital tools have a mind of their own: yours

Digital tools have a mind of their own: yours | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Clive Thompson's says that there are three principal biases that today's digital tools introduce to human thought.
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A 24-Step Plan to Resolve the Ukraine Crisis

A 24-Step Plan to Resolve the Ukraine Crisis | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A group of Americans and Russians, meeting in Finland, develop an agenda for peace
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Cassandro, the Drag-Queen Star of Mexican Wrestling

Cassandro, the Drag-Queen Star of Mexican Wrestling | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
William Finnegan on Cassandro, who has become a star in the razzle-dazzle world of lucha libre. “Being gay is a gift from God,” he says.
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Chinese OS expected to debut in October

Chinese OS expected to debut in October | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
After concerns about U.S. surveillance and a monopoly probe of Microsoft, there is some good news for China's homegrown operating system (OS): a desktop version may be ready in October.
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We wanted the web for free – but the price is deep surveillance

We wanted the web for free – but the price is deep surveillance | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Advertising has become the online business model but by its very nature it involves corporations spying on users to produce more targeted results, writes John Naughton
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Myanmar Will Be the First Smartphone Only Country | ICT Works

Myanmar Will Be the First Smartphone Only Country | ICT Works | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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50+ Humorous But Evil True Facts About Our Daily Life.

50+ Humorous But Evil True Facts About Our Daily Life. | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Do you know 90% times you discover spelling errors in an email just after you've sent them? Or do you know which single most useful application Facebook is missing apart from their hundreds of existing applications?
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What Bits Want « NextNature.net

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BBC - Blogs - Adam Curtis - NOW THEN

BBC - Blogs - Adam Curtis - NOW THEN | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The rise of the hidden systems in modern society that are stopping us changing the world. Systems that keep us trapped in the past and where everything repeats. How we have become haunted by the ghosts of our own past desires and cannot imagine anything that has not existed before.
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F-16s flying over Greenland look like snowspeeders over Hoth

Enjoy this cool video of some Royal Danish Air Force's F-16s flying low level over Greenland. I imagine the pilots wearing rebel helmets looking for Imperial AT-AT walkers. Pew pew.
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